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FADs, or untracked fishing, a concern, says PNA

APIA, SAMOA WEDNESDAY 3 DECEMBER: Almost 80,000 drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) are being deployed and tracked by the industry but without the knowledge of the Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA) or owners of the fishery.

PNA Commercial Manager Maurice Brownjohn made the statement yesterday in a side event, hosted by the PNA and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in the margins of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting.

PNA-supported Feleti Teo gets top WCPFC job

APIA, SAMOA TUESDAY 2 DECEMBER: The new Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Executive Director appointed today, Feleti Teo, promised to be fair and balance decisions and outcomes according to the makeup of the Commission.

PNA-supported Feleti Teo gets top WCPFC job

APIA, SAMOA TUESDAY 2 DECEMBER: The new Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Executive Director appointed today, Feleti Teo, promised to be fair and balance decisions and outcomes according to the makeup of the Commission.

PNG tells Tuna Commission it wants more fisheries benefits for its people

APIA, SAMOA MONDAY 1 DECEMBER: One of the giants of the Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA) group of nations, Papua New Guinea, wants to transform more benefits of harvesting tuna fisheries resources to coastal inshore and inland fisheries and the bulk of the population living in the rural areas.

PNG tells Tuna Commission it wants more fisheries benefits for its people

APIA, SAMOA MONDAY 1 DECEMBER: One of the giants of the Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA) group of nations, Papua New Guinea, wants to transform more benefits of harvesting tuna fisheries resources to coastal inshore and inland fisheries and the bulk of the population living in the rural areas.

Tuvalu highlights its struggle, as Tuna Commission opens

APIA, SAMOA MONDAY 1 DECEMBER: Tuvalu has raised its concern about how the current fishing measures implemented by the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) are disadvantaging its small island nation.

Tuvalu's Fisheries Minister Elisala Pita made the comments in regards to the WCPFC's Tropical Tunas (Bigeye, Skipjack, Yellowfin, Albacore) Measure which is aimed at addressing overfishing and includes a four-month ban on the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in all WCPFC waters.

Five PNA countries ready to implement first VDS for longliners

Majuro (25 November 2014) — The signing by the Marshall Islands government in Majuro Friday of a “vessel day scheme” (VDS) for longline fishing vessels triggers a regional plan for stepped up regulation of this significant part of the tuna fishing industry in the Pacific.

PNA: WCPFC must act to protect tuna resource

Majuro (21 November 2014) — Overfishing of bigeye tuna in the central and western Pacific must be halted by reducing fishing mortality levels, said the CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). The eight PNA members and Tokelau, who control waters where over 50 percent of the world’s skipjack tuna is caught, have put a detailed conservation measure on the table for adoption at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) annual meeting in Apia, Samoa 1-5 December.

Tuna Market Intelligence - Issue 4 available online

Today the fourth edition of a new market intelligence news service is released, featuring news on PNG, the Vessel Day Scheme and top level leaders in the Pacific. Written by reknowned Pacific journalist Robert Matau and sponsored by the PNA, reproduction of its articles in PNA country local media is free of charge, however all other publications and organisations wishing to reprint any information in this publication should first contact marketintel@pnatuna.com for information about rates.

Tuna Market Intelligence - Issue 4 available online

Today the fourth edition of a new market intelligence news service is released, featuring news on PNG, the Vessel Day Scheme and top level leaders in the Pacific. Written by reknowned Pacific journalist Robert Matau and sponsored by the PNA, reproduction of its articles in PNA country local media is free of charge, however all other publications and organisations wishing to reprint any information in this publication should first contact marketintel@pnatuna.com for information about rates.

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