7 Dec 2012

PNA disappointed at little progress on conservation at Tuna Commission meeting

8:08 pm on 7 December 2012

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement grouping says its eight member countries are determined to keep applying sustainable tuna management in the Pacific region.

Following the conclusion of the annual Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting in Manila, the PNA is disappointed over the lack of commitment by big fishing nations to cut their overfishing of species such as bigeye tuna.

PNA spokesperson Anouk Ride says some big fishing nations adopted voluntary measures but that these are small compared to what the scientists say is needed to help tuna stocks recover.


IN:......But fortunately for the PNA, it has been quite successful in taking measures in its waters and in the adjacent high seas. So no matter that the tuna commission didn't act to solve this problem. The PNA will still apply its own conservation and management rules within its area.

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Anouk Ride