12 Dec 2008

Fiji candidate to assume chair of Tuna Commission

3:37 pm on 12 December 2008

Fiji's candidate for the chair of the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Commission has been selected by members at their meeting in South Korea.

Satya Nandan is currently the Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority.

He served as Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Law of the Sea between 1983 and 1992.

He replaces the retiring chair, Australian Glen Hurry.