PACIFIC REGION, 2 MAY 2013: The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) announced the winners of the World Tuna Day Art and Talent Quest today - a major new opportunity to showcase Pacific talent and passion for tuna.
First Prize (USD $3000) was awarded to Chelcia Gomese (Solomon Islands) for her short story “When seagulls soar the seas again” a beautiful fable about a community whose tuna were lost through unsustainable development then returned to their shores.
BRUSSELS, MONDAY 22 APRIL 2013: Speaking today at the European Tuna conference in Brussels, Maurice Brownjohn, PNA Commercial Manager, announced that the PNA had been awarded MSC Chain of Custody certification for the PNA MSC free school Skipjack Fishery.
With World Tuna Day just a few weeks away on May 2, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) called on the fishing industry, NGOs and governments to mark the day with local and international celebrations.
In 2011, PNA Ministers declared May 2 to be World Tuna Day, a special day for all who are involved in tuna fishing and tuna conservation and management to celebrate the wonders of tuna with communities around the world.
PNA Director Dr Transform Aqorau has been nominated and selected to join a select panel on oceans.
NEWS: Stick by VDS, MSC certification scheme and raising value of US Treaty, say PNA Ministers
KOROR, PALAU, SUNDAY 3 MARCH 2013: Ministers of Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) member countries renewed their commitment to strictly implement the Vessel Day Scheme, as they inked the agreement during the ministerial meeting on Friday.
A new film launched today made from the first prize winning short
story entry in 2012 – Tuna a fish with a special place in my heart –
by Ongerong Kambes Kesolei has been launched in the leadup to the PNA
Annual Meetings in Koror, Palau from 25 February-1 March.
Launched online today on www.youtube.com/pnatuna, the short film
dramatizes Kesolei’s short story, which tells of his life from
childhood to motherhood and as ‘an adult growing into middle age’ and
Want your art, poetry, dance, drama music, short film or writing to be showcased to the world? Got a story to tell about the wonders of tuna and tuna fishing? Are you a national of Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Tuvalu? If your answers are YES, then enter the PNA/NFA WORLD TUNA DAY ART & TALENT QUEST!
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER 2012: The Western and Central Pacific Commission (WCPFC) meeting closed today with a temporary measure that allows big fishing nations to continue to overfish bigeye tuna, said the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER 2012: As the Western and Central Pacific Commission (WCPFC) meeting starts today, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) said it was time for the big fishing nations to stop overfishing of bigeye tuna.
PACIFIC REGION 27 NOVEMBER 2012: The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) said countries must agree to protect whale sharks from fishing at next week’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Manila, Philippines.
Each year the WCPFC brings together the Pacific Island countries, Asian nations, US, EU and other foreign fishers to meet and decide rules for fishing of tuna throughout the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest tuna fishery, supplying 50% of the global tuna supply.