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iFIMS: The backbone of PNA fisheries management 13 December, 2018 08:27

   Honolulu 12 December 2018 — For decades, Pacific island fisheries officials were “driving blind” for lack of information on the commercial tuna fishery they were mandated to manage. Catch data, vessel locations, transshipment activity, use of fish aggregating devices, — this and more was controlled by fishing nations, with little information available to inform management decisions by island fisheries departments about their resources.

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PNA moves forward with strategic plan, budgets 13 December, 2018 08:16

  Honolulu 11 December 2018 — Ministers representing the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) members met in Honolulu December 7, endorsing the organization’s new strategic plan and adopting their annual budget for 2019.

   The meeting was chaired by Nauru's Deputy Minister for Fisheries, the Hon. Ranin Akua.

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PNA focuses on electronic monitoring program 10 December, 2018 21:24

Honolulu 9 December 2018 — Electronic monitoring of fishing vessels operating in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean is gaining greater focus following directives by the President of the Federated States of Micronesia and Ministers of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) members.

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PNA: Fisheries observers are our “eyes at sea” 10 December, 2018 08:31

   Honolulu 9 December 2018 — A total of 800 fisheries observers are at the front line for Pacific Islands to effectively manage the multi-billion dollar fishing industry in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.

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PNA-FFA support minimum standards for crew on fishing vessels 8 December, 2018 18:24

Honolulu 7 December 2018 — Pacific Island fisheries leaders are calling on members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to adopt a resolution to ensure conditions for crew on fishing vessels meet international minimum standards.

   Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) members, with the support of members of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), are proposing adoption of a resolution on fishing vessel crew labor standards to the WCPFC annual meeting next week in Honolulu.

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FFA, PNA combine to combat IUU fishing in the region 8 December, 2018 00:34

   Honolulu 7 December 2018 — Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean is being targeted for elimination like never before following calls by Pacific Leaders for “action to end illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and associated activities.”

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PNA CEO emphasizes PNA-FFA collaboration for WCPFC 4 December, 2018 15:38

   Honolulu 3 December 2018 — Following the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) officials session Sunday, the Forum Fisheries Agency opened its four-day briefing Monday in Honolulu for fisheries officials in preparation for the upcoming Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission annual meeting.

   At the opening session for officials from the 17 member Pacific islands, FFA Director General Manu Tupou-Roosen welcomed PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru and PNA Office staff participation in briefing session.

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PNA prepares for Tuna Commission annual meeting 3 December, 2018 20:28

   Honolulu 2 December 2018 — Tuna resource owners from the Pacific islands met Sunday as part of internal preparation for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting from December 10-14 in Honolulu.

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PNA steps up work on FAD management 1 December, 2018 19:44

   Majuro 29 November 2018 — With fish aggregating devices (FADs) playing an increasingly important role in the purse seine fishery in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) is stepping up its FAD management and tracking program.

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PNA to Strengthen FAD Management 26 November, 2018 12:24

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have been considering measures at a workshop in Honiara to strengthen the management of fishing on Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in PNA waters and the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) more widely. 

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