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
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(Source: Matangi Tonga).