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2012 Forum Regional Security Committee Meeting
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) hosted the Forum Regional Security Committee (FRSC) meeting on 6 and 7 June 2011.  The FRSC meeting is held annually and is the principal regional forum on political security and governance issues.  PILON is invited as an observer to the FRSC, and was represented by the PILON Secretariat.

June 2012 Update - Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement
Members will recall that, following Forum Leaders’ 2009 directive and a joint meeting of fisheries and law enforcement / justice Ministers in 2010, negotiations have been in progress towards new legal arrangements for strengthened monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) mechanisms to protect regional fisheries.  A drafting group, established in 2010, is responsible for negotiation of a multilateral subsidiary agreement under the Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific Region (“Niue Treaty”).  The Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement (NTSA) will provide for: (a) the exchange of fisheries law enforcement data; (b) cross-vesting of enforcement powers to enable cooperative surveillance and enforcement activities; and (c) use of fisheries data for other law enforcement activities. 

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