WCPFC Area Catch Value Estimates
The report aims to provide estimates of the value of catches of the four main commercial species caught in the Western and Central Paciffic Fisheireies Commission (WCPFC) Convention Area, that is, albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares). The report also provides catch data provided by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and prices obtained from a range of sources (provided below) on which the estimated values are based.
PNA Office launched in Majuro, Marshall Islands
MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS, 22 APRIL 2010: The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) Office was officially launched today in the presence of the RMI President and the PNA Ministers.
The PNA brings together eight Pacific Island countries to sustainably manage tuna and increase economic benefits for their peoples. PNA members are Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. These countries own waters which supply 25% of the world’s tuna, an estimated $2 billion worth of fish every year.
Landmark PNA fishing arrangement signed by Marshall Islands at Forum Leaders meeting
NIUE, 22 AUGUST 2008: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency’s Director General was pleased to witness the signing of the Parties to the Nauru (PNA) Agreement 3rd Implementing Arrangement by Marshall Islands in Niue today. This historic subregional arrangement, administered by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), provides for new measures to manage fishing in their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and in high seas pockets (areas of high seas bounded by the waters of member countries).