Vessel Day Scheme - Current limits

The PNA's Vessel Day Scheme sets overall limits on the number of days purse seine fishing vessels can be licenced to fish in PNA waters. Days are allocated to each country and traded between countries, such as when a country uses up all its days while another has days spare. In the below meeting notice and attachments, is current information about the Total Allowable Effort (total allowable days) in the PNA Purse Seine Vessel Day Scheme.

Total Allowable Effort (TAE) for 2018-2020 for Purse Seine Vessel Day Scheme

At their 22nd Annual Meeting in Majuro, Marshall Islands, on 5-7 April 2017, the Parties to the Palau Arrangement agreed that:

  1. The 2018 PNA TAE be set at 44,033 days; and
  2. The TAE of 44,033 days be adopted as the provisional PNA TAE for 2019 and 2020.

With the addition of the Tokelau TAE of 972 days for 2018-2020, the total VDS TAE is:

  1. 45,005 days for 2018; and
  2. 45,005 days  provisionally for 2019 and 2020.

See the latest TAE Advisory for more details. 


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Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)
PNA Office PO Box 3992

Majuro, Marshall Islands
MH 96960
Phone: +692 625 7626/7627
Fax: +692 625 7628

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