The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) controls the world’s largest sustainable tuna purse-seine fishery. PNA countries provide around 50% of the global supply of skipjack tuna, the most commonly canned tuna.

The PNA members are: Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

Off the hook: Can a new study in the Pacific reel in unsustainable fishing?, The Guardian, May 2016. Discusses tests conducted in Palau on new hook designs to lessen the amount of bycatch, with funds from the Nature Conservancy

Image of a J hook and circle hook used for pelagic fishing
Simple changes in hook shape can mean that non-target species don’t become bycatch. Photo CC BY-SA 3.0.


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