Tuna Commission makes some cuts but not enough to bigeye tuna overfishing, says PNA
The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) said that overfishing of sashimi fish bigeye tuna would continue because of the opposition of some foreign fishing nations to purse seine fishing cuts on the high seas, as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting closed late today.
Increase fairness and accountability, PNA tells Tuna Commission
A proposal by Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) member Marshall Islands, backed by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), would require the Tuna Commission members to account for the impact of their actions on Small Island Developing States.
The proposal will be discussed at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Cairns this week.
Start pulling your weight in Tuna conservation, Pacific tells meeting to decide management of 50% od world's Tuna
MONDAY 2 DECEMBER 2013: As the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) opened today, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) said foreign fishing nations need to take responsibility for overfishing of bigeye tuna.
“PNA wants foreign fishing nations to cut their longline fishing and share the burden of conservation at this week’s meeting in Cairns,” said PNA CEO Dr Transform Aqorau