Tag Archives: Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)

PNA urged to respect Forum decision on fisheries

3166320New Zealand’s Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development says the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) should respect the wishes of Pacific leaders on how to manage regional fisheries. This comes after scathing criticism from the PNA chief executive after the Pacific Island Forum leaders decision to look into the merits of replacing the PNA’s Vessel Day Scheme with a New Zealand style quota management system. New Zealand’s Shane Jones says regional leaders want a year given to look into the future of tuna fisheries management in the Pacific and,,, Read the rest here 11:55

2016 U.S. treaty deal underlines value of Pacific fishery

The one-year transitional arrangement for United States vessels for 2016 is a “positive development reflecting the value of rights-based fisheries management” for the Pacific islands, said the CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) today. The islands will receive higher fees for fewer fishing days than in the current agreement for 2015. The total package, including both U.S. industry payments and the U.S. government fisheries subsidy comes to US$89,271,350 for 2016. Read the rest here 11:25