Kiribati made significant progress towards strengthening national coastal fisheries governance with the recent National Consultation Workshop on Kiribati Coastal Fisheries Regulations, organised under the Coastal Fisheries Governance Project funded by
the New Zealand Government. The workshop was held in Tarawa on 8–9 May 2018, and was attended by approximately 30
representatives from Kiribati’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development (MFMRD), Ministry of Internal Affairs
(MIA), Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs (MWYSA), Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development (MELAD), the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), a local fishers’ association, donor partners, and a team from the
Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pathways Project. The workshop provided an important opportunity for key stakeholders to
come together, share information and experiences, and explore opportunities for future cooperation.