These protocols were developed by the Fisheries COVID-19 Protocols Steering Committee, led by Australia’s Office of the Pacific (OTP), DFAT,
and including the Office of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNAO), the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific Community (SPC), the
Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, and MRAG Asia Pacific. These protocols represent a collaborative effort informed by technical experts
from regional agencies, FFA Members and the Pacific fishing industry. The Fisheries COVID-19 Protocols Steering Committee acknowledges the
close cooperation and commitment by all involved amidst these challenging times to ensure minimise the risk of infection and the resilience of
the Pacific fishing sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.