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.

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

The two main best practices, as described in the policy/rules for catch and harvest, are the:

  • vessel day schemes for both purse-seine and longline fishing
  • prohibition of use of Fish Attracting Devices (FADs) for three months each year.
A child holds a tuna on a beach. Photo credit: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)