The Tuna Cartel? – Pacific fishery group imposes sanctions on distant water fishing nations

tuna cartelPacific islands that want to expand domestic commercial fisheries operations are threatening distant water fishing nations with sanctions for blocking their fisheries development. The PNA (Parties to the Nauru Agreement) is a bloc of eight nations — Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau — that control waters where about 50 percent of the global supply of skipjack tuna is caught.,, “will begin to collectively use the strong bargaining power that PNA can exercise as a coherent group.” Minister Pita Elisala Read the rest here 13:58