PNA rocked by abuse allegations

THE important Pacific tuna grouping, PNA has been rocked by serious allegations of mismanagement and illegal operations with its tuna marketing arm, Pacifical. 

John Kopia, a former employee of PNA (Parties to the Nauru Agreement) made the allegations after he was removed last March as chief financial controller of the Marshall Islands-based sub-regional organisation.

“Parties to the Nauru Agreement Association which is a joint venture [of] Pacifical is illegal and cannot exist with a profit motive,” Kopia wrote in a lengthy email he sent to member governments of PNA. A copy of his email was also sent to this magazine.

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