THE Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has been awarded for its work in improving fisheries management in the Pacific region.
The agency received the prestigious Pacific Oceanscape Leadership Award for their efforts in the Marshall Islands where a cocktail event took place.
This was revealed in a statement issued by Conservation International (CI), which highlighted FFA's 30 years of continued efforts to better the Pacific's tuna stocks and conservation methods.
"Secretary General Neroni Slade commended the FFA on the agency's 30 years of work as a global leader to conserve and optimally manage the living marine resources of the region, in particular its highly migratory tuna stocks," the statement said.
"The high standing of the agency today, both regionally and internationally, and the acknowledgements of its performance are the indicia of its value and success â€¦ tuna is worth over $3billion a year and important for many people's livelihoods in the Pacific."