By Bernadette H. Carreon

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement ( PNA) has described them as the "eyes of the sea," who help provide critical data to ensure the sustainability of tuna stocks.

But while fisheries observers are considered a valuable part of fisheries management, there are continued questions over their safety once they are deployed at sea and what happens to the families they leave behind.Kiribati fisheries observer Eritara Aati Kaierua reportedly died in his cabin aboard the Taiwanese -flagged vessel Win Far No. 636 on March 3 or 4, 2020, according to . . .

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