Introduction

FFA administers and provides support for negotiations and meetings regarding several fishing treaties. The Palau Arrangement for the Management of the Purse Seine Fishery in the Western and CentralPacific was developed by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement and entered into force in November 1995.

The Arrangement set a limit on the number of purse seine vessels that could be licensed by the Parties and allocated these licences by fleet. Signatories to the Palau Arrangement are Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu.

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