Latest Fishing News
March 4-11, 2019
Pacific Islands Look At New Initiatives For Sustainable Fishing

Pacific Island countries are aiming to improve and expand the management of tuna fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean under the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).

The Parties aim to implement a range of initiatives by 2020 that will generate more income all while ensuring marine conservation.

PNA CEO, Ludwig Kumoru said that this is a big year for PNA with many initiatives in the development stage.

One initiative is to secure long-term allocation of fishing days under the Purse Seine Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) which successfully generates an income nearing $500 million annually.

“Establishing a long-term allocation of fishing days for each Party would provide more certainty to industry and parties in managing the VDS,” said Mr Kumoru . Continue reading here (Source: Matangi Tonga).
PNA Officials Prepare For Big Agenda In Palau

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) aim to continue advancing a broad range of fisheries management initiatives during a series of meetings scheduled for Palau in mid-March.

A series of PNA technical meetings will be conducted from 11-17 March to prepare for the annual PNA Officials meeting from 18-22 March.

“This is a big year for PNA, with many initiatives in the development stage,” said PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru. “Our aim is for our PNA Officials to review and endorse several important plans that will then go to PNA Ministers for final endorsement. This will set the stage for implementation beginning in 2020.” Continue reading here (Source: PNA Tuna).
PNA To Look At Increasing Value Of Vessel Day Scheme, Extending It To Longliners

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) has a busy agenda ahead of its annual officials meeting on March 18-22, it has said.
A series of PNA technical meetings focused around the skipjack and yellowin tuna fisheries will be conducted from March 11-17 to prepare for the key event, with CEO Ludwig Kumoru stating 2019 was "a big year for PNA, with many initiatives in development stages".

“Our aim is for our PNA officials to review and endorse several important plans that will then go to PNA ministers for final endorsement. This will set the stage for implementation, beginning in 2020.”   Continue reading here (Source: Undercurrent News).
Bigeye Tuna Fishery Gains MSC Certification For First Time

A Chinese-operated longline yellowfin and bigeye tuna fishery, located in the Federated States of Micronesia, has become the first bigeye tuna fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship Council certification. 

The fishery – owned by Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. (SZLC), China Southern Fishery ShenZhen Co. Ltd. (CSFC), and Liancheng Overseas Fishery (FSM) Co. Ltd. (FZLC) – gained the certification after an independent assessment. The fishery earlier earned certification for  yellowfin tuna in October 2018 .

“We are extremely proud to have the first bigeye tuna fishery to be certified to the MSC Standard,” Sam Chou, president of SZLC, said. “It is a distinct honor. Liancheng is the largest Chinese fleet to achieve MSC certification. We are dedicated to achieving certification for all our fisheries.” Continue reading here ( Source: SeafoodSource).
Fresh Bluefin Tuna Price Falls Sharply

The average CIF price of fresh bluefin tuna imported by Japan in January was JPY 1,504/kg, 30 per cent lower than last month and 21 per cent lower than in January 2018.

In January, 121 tonnes of fresh bluefin tuna were imported for a Japanese customs value of JPY 182 million.

These figures are 80 per cent lower in volume and 86 per cent lower in value than those registered the previous month. In relation to January last year imports fall 64 per cent in volume and 71 per cent in value. Continue reading here ( Source: Fish Information & Services).
  *Prices are indications only. 
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