1 May, 2022 23:21

The 2nd of May is here again marking World Tuna Day, a day of celebrations for Tuna throughout the world! This year at the PNA Office (PNAO) we join in the celebration and recognition of the importance of Tuna to the world and our PNA countries.

It is essential to recognize that the period of COVID-19 has proven difficult for everyone and this has been the case with certain tuna activities in PNA countries: the longline activity has decreased and the placement of PNA observers on purse seine vessels has remained suspended throughout 2021.

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28 April, 2022 14:31

PNA Members and Tokelau completed a 2-day virtual workshop, aimed at supporting the implementation, at national level, of the 4th Implementing Arrangement to the Nauru Agreement. Under the Arrangement, PNA Members and Tokelau have agreed to require electronic tracking buoys that are attached to drifting fish aggregating devices, or FADs, to be type approved, registered and tracked, effective 1 January 2023. The PNAO CEO, Dr Sangaalofa Clark, said that fishing on FADs is a very important component of the economy of the PNA purse seine fishery.

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20 April, 2022 14:05

PhD proposal: Multi-scale characterization of seamount biodiversity in the Coral Sea Natural Park (New Caledonia)

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15 April, 2022 09:53

The annual meetings of Officials of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, held virtually for a week in March, ended with the Chief Executive Officer of the PNA Office, Dr. Sangaalofa Clark, reporting that the Officials had found 2021 another generally successful year for the PNA.

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1 March, 2022 16:07

PNA invites you to participate in the World Tuna Day with World Tuna Day Art & Talent Quest 2022
Theme: ‘Our Tuna, Our Heritage’
Using art, music, dance, writing, video, PNA invites you to share your vision of this year’s theme: “Our Tuna, Our Heritage” as the world gets ready to celebrate World Tuna Day, May 2, 2022. 

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13 December, 2021 11:59

The Chief Executive Officer of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement Office, Dr. Sangaa Clark, expressed satisfaction with the overall outcomes of the 18th meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.  She noted the importance of the decision to adopt a revised Tropical Tuna measure that would be in place for two years.  This is the Commission’s flagship measure.  The measure had performed well in the previous three years.

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29 September, 2021 15:46

Dr. Sangaa Clark took up her Post as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) Office in Majuro, Marshall Islands earlier this month. She is pictured here with the outgoing CEO Mr. Ludwig Kumoru who has been the CEO of PNA Office since 2016. 

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22 April, 2021 14:19

The Winners of the PNA World Tuna Day Video Clip competition are as per below;

Fist Place: Merry Christie

Second Place: Damida Alez

Third Place: Sammy Johnny Pedro

Congratulations to all!!

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4 January, 2021 08:45

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) purse-seine fishery and supply chain largely avoided COVID-related disruptions and had a positive 2020, according to a report given during a government meeting of the eight nations that make up the sub-grouping on 11 December.

The report indicates that fishing effort in the purse-seine fishery has remained high in 2020, with no significant COVID-related downturn.

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24 November, 2020 18:52

Ministers are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sangaalofa Clark, as the new PNA Office Chief Executive Officer. The PNA Ministerial Chair, the Hon Sandy Alfred, Minister of Natural Resources, Commerce and Development, Republic of Marshal Islands said: “We are thrilled to be able to appoint such a high-quality person with Dr. Clark’s reputation and experience. Dr. Clark is a Kiribati national who has built a career in the management of tuna fisheries. For the last decade, Dr. Clark has led the PNA Office’s policy.
Dr. Clark responded by saying: “I am deeply honoured to be appointed into this new position. I acknowledge the great work of the CEOs before me and thank the outgoing CEO, Ludwig, for all the great work he has done.

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