Big win for Pacific states in US tuna negotiations | Pacific Beat

Big win for Pacific states in US tuna negotiations

Big win for Pacific states in US tuna negotiations

Updated 8 October 2014, 17:17 AEDT

Pacific Island countries have succeeded in negotiating what is believed to be one of the most valuable fishing access agreements ever made anywhere in the world.

The agreement with the United States was secured in the final minutes of a three-day negotiating session in Hawaii.

Under the agreement, the 17 Forum Fisheries nations will receive US$90 million from the United States government and its tuna industry in 2015.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: James Movick, Director-General of the Forum Fisheries Agency

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