Tag Archives: Kiribati

Kiribati tightens control over fishing waters

Kiribati’s decision to greatly restrict the number of fishing days US vessels has sent shockwaves across the Pacific.Kiribati will provide  under a new fisheries treaty, down from thousands of days in previous years. Audio report here 07:42

Tuna prices to rise: PNA nations to lift day rate from US$6,000 to US$10,000 in 2015

The fee system had allowed Pacific nations to increase earnings from their tuna fisheries from US$60 million in 2010 to more than US$240 million last year. The PNA allocates 50,000 fishing days a year to tuna boats, with demand high from both international and local operators. Read more here 08:28