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  Majuro — Prices for skipjack tuna on the world market have plummeted since hitting an all-time record high of US$2,350 per metric ton in mid-2013, and now hover in the US$1,200 per metric ton... more

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Honiara, Solomon Islands, Friday 14 March 2014: The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) closed its annual officials meeting today after discussing ways to control tuna supply and... more

Majuro (Feb. 26, 2014) The United States government and its purse seine fishing industry have tripled what they are paying for fishing rights in waters of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA... more

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... more

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... more

PNA faces challenges of success

   The United States government and its purse seine fishing industry have tripled what they are paying for fishing rights in waters of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). THE PNA’s “vessel day scheme” (VDS) now enforces a minimum payment of US$6,000 per fishing day, providing ever-greater financial benefits to island members. And at the end of 2013, PNA began successfully marketing internationally certified sustainably caught skipjack in Europe, generating a premium price for the product.

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

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