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Fishing for tuna answers

Fishing for tuna answers

PITA LIGAIULA, PACNEWS The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is working to make progress on a draft bridging measure for tropical tunas that expires at the end of this month. The FFA countries are adamant that zone-based management, which puts Pacific resource-owning nations in the driver’s seat, is preferable to flag-based rights, which […]

Kramer: Tuna is RMI’s future

Kramer: Tuna is RMI’s future

REBECCA LATHROP Jerry Kramer sees fisheries as the future of the Marshall Islands and Pacific International Inc. (PII) as an integral contributor. His company, PII, which has recently created what many captains say is the best net yard in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, is seeing increased activity and positive return on the investment. […]

Tuna team to tighten lines

Tuna team to tighten lines

Focusing on strengthening management of the multi-billion dollar central and western Pacific tuna fishery, and supporting innovative ways for islands to add value to the fishery are twin goals of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) this year. Among ongoing value-added projects being promoted by PNA that are expected to expand this year: • […]

Sustainable tuna tonnage to double

Sustainable tuna tonnage to double

Growing global market demand for MSC-certified tuna and fishing industry interest is expected to see “wild catch” tuna tonnage double from the waters of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement in 2017. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) operate a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified free school caught skipjack and yellowfin tuna fishery in […]

Majuro moves huge tuna volume

Majuro moves huge tuna volume

Majuro is the busiest tuna transshipment port in the world.  As much as 600,000 tons of tuna is now being off-loaded from purse seiners to carrier vessels a year, Parties to the Nauru Agreement Commercial Manager Maurice Brownjohn told a workshop in Majuro Monday. About 1.7 million tons of skipjack is caught in PNA waters […]

Regional tuna training held

Regional tuna training held

The first regional training for small-scale tuna canning entrepreneurs in the Pacific started Monday in Majuro. The training aims to certify prospective canners so that commercial tuna canning operations can be successfully launched in several island member nations of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru told participants from RMI, Papua […]

Tuna men file complaint

Tuna men file complaint

American fishing captains are asking RMI law enforcement officials to put an end to ongoing assaults and robberies in Majuro of crew members from US-flagged purse seiners. The navigator on a US-flagged purse seiner who was robbed at knife point in a Majuro taxi earlier this month and his captain  filed a formal complaint to […]