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PNA SEEKS MSC CERTIFICATION FOR SKIPJACK TUNA

KOROR, PALAU, 25 FEBRUARY 2010: The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) which includes Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu, stated today they would seek ‘eco-label’ certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for skipjack tuna.

Outcomes from PNA Presidential Summit

KOROR, PALAU, 25 FEBRUARY 2010: The first Presidential Summit of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) which includes leaders from Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu, today released a declaration on future direction of their tuna fisheries.

PNA PRESIDENTS MEET TO DECIDE WAY FORWARD FOR TUNA

KOROR, PALAU, 25 FEBRUARY 2010: The first Presidential Summit of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) which includes leaders from Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu, opens today.

The Presidents will meet at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Centre to discuss the development of the PNA, which aims to develop innovative ways to maximize economic gains from sustainable management of the members’ tuna fisheries.

The PNA, has been dubbed ‘OPEC for tuna’ because it aims to control access to tuna in its

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FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS JAN 2010

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS

Volume 3: Issue 1 January 2010

By Elizabeth Havice, Amanda Hamilton and Liam Campling[1]

 

 

Contents

Fisheries Trade-related Regulation

Early steps in reform of EU Fisheries Partnership Agreements


Fisheries Regulation and Development

Study suggests WCPO conservation efforts not sufficient, new WCPFC limits on FAD fishing, developments in Catch Documentation Scheme

New book available on legal and policy trends in fisheries

Navigating Pacific Fisheries analyses the legal and policy context for the conservation, management and exploitation of tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific region. Each chapter analyses and explores a key legal or policy issue of the tuna fisheries with a particular focus on Pacific island interests.

Course Nominations and Scholarships now open

The International Ocean Institute-Pacific Islands and the Division of Marine Studies of the University of the South Pacific invite nominations for people to participate in the next Train Sea Coast (TSC) course. The course on Responsible Fisheries in the Pacific Islands Region: implementation of Post-UNCED International Instruments will be convened at the Division of Marine Studies facilities from Monday 12 - Friday 23 July, 2010.

Regional Tuna Management and Development Strategy available online

The Regional Tuna Management and Development Strategy (RTMADS) is now available online.

Adopted by the fifth meeting of Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) Ministers in May 2009 in Alofi, Niue, the Strategy was also noted at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders annual meeting in Cairns, Australia in July 2009. The Strategy is complimentary to, and underpins the strategic and annual operational planning framework that is already in place for the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

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