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  • Tenders invited for Capitalisation of Vessel Day Scheme Effort Study

    Tenders are invited for Consultants to conduct a Study to provide preliminary advice to VDS participants on the feasibility and the potential benefits and costs of transforming the value of VDS PAEs into capital assets for the purpose of improving access to development finance.

  • PNA’s focus: Strengthen management, add value to fishery for island members

      Majuro, Marshall Islands 27 January 2017: Focusing on strengthening management of the multi-billion dollar central and western Pacific tuna fishery, and supporting innovative ways for islands to add value to the fishery are twin goals of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) this year.

  • Sustainably caught tuna tonnage forecast to double in 2017

       Majuro, Marshall Islands 31 December 2016: Growing global market demand for MSC-certified tuna and fishing industry interest is expected to see “wild catch” tuna tonnage double from the waters of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement in 2017.

  • FAD management is major initiative of PNA

       Nadi, Fiji 11 December, 2016: As many as 50,000 fish aggregating devices (FADs) are likely in use in the western and central Pacific tuna fishery, many of which are equipped with increasingly sophisticated sonar and satellite technology linking FADs to fishing vessels.

  • Islands reject EU proposal for access to fishing trade information

    Denarau, Fiji 9 December 2016: Pacific islands rejected a proposal during this week’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission annual meeting in Fiji that would have given distant water fishing fleets an unfair competitive advantage in negotiating fishing access agreements.

  • Tuna Commission confirms: Observer safety to improve, VDS works

       Denarau, Fiji 9 December 2016: The best news coming out of this year’s Western and Central Fisheries Commission annual meeting for the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) is the Commission’s adoption on its last day of meetings today in Fiji of a measure to improve the safety of fisheries obs

  • PNA expresses condolences regarding Nauru Fisheries Minister

    Parties to the Nauru Agreement members offered their heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Nauru Fisheries Minister Valdon Dowiyogo, who passed away unexpectedly yesterday while on an official visit to Russia.

  • Refusal to address northern bluefin tuna collapse shows conservation problem

       Denarau, Fiji 8 December 2016: The refusal of distant water fishing nations to take any action in the face of the impending collapse of the northern Pacific bluefin tuna fishery demonstrates the intransigence of these fishing nations in the face of overwhelming evidence of the problem, said Pa

  • United Nations vote confirms World Tuna Day

    Denarau, Fiji 8 December 2016: The United Nations General Assembly voted today to establish World Tuna Day as an internationally-recognized event.

  • Illegal fishing by ‘blue boats’ criticized by PNA member at Tuna Commission

    Denarau, Fiji 7 December 2016: Concern over illegal fishing by so-called “blue boats” was expressed by officials from the Parties to the Nauru Agreement during this week’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) annual meeting in Fiji.

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