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Pacific islands' fisheries forum ends on a high by Rashneel Kumar May 12,2018   |  Source: Cook Islands News

The Cook Islands received praise for “a wonderful” hosting of the 106th Officials Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting which wrapped up yesterday at the Edgewater Resort and Spa in Arorangi.

The five-day meeting, which had delegates from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and its 17 member states attending, worked on mapping out recommendations for the 15th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFCMIN15) which will be held on Rarotonga in July.

Outgoing FFA director-general James Movick congratulated the Cook Islands government for the wonderful hosting and service it provided to the delegates.

He also congratulated Tepaeru Herrmann, secretary for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, for a superb job in chairing the forum.

Movick said the meeting was very successful in terms of reaching decisions on the recommendations that they would be presenting to the ministers in the Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting in July.

“I think we have made some good progress in this (meeting),” said Movick.

“As a director general I’m happy that the budget and the work programme for the year have been approved by the agency.”

The delegates from around the Pacific attending the meeting made substantial progress and agreed to a

 

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Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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