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Sustainable scheme for our tuna

THE Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) controls the world’s largest sustainable tuna purse seine fishery. PNA Members are Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. Global leaders in tuna conservation and management Through using the zone-based management, PNA makes conservation and management decisions within their collective Exclusive Economic Zones.

Many PNA conservation measures are world firsts – such as high seas closures to fishing, controls on Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), protection for whale sharks and the 100 per cent coverage of purse seine fishing vessels with observers. In 2011, the PNA skipjack tuna caught without using FADs was certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as sustainable, creating the world’s largest sustainablåe tuna purse seine fishery. PNA controls around 50 per cent of the global supply of skipjack tuna, the most commonly canned tuna.

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