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.

The Purse Seine Vessel Day Scheme Committee, which comprises a nominee each of the Parties to the Palau Arrangement, oversees the management of the scheme.

Oversight of the Longline Vessel Day Scheme is the responsibility of the longline scheme committee, which also comprises a nominee from each of the Parties to the Agreement.

Annual meetings of the Parties to the Palau agreement consider matters relating to both purse-seining and longline vessel day schemes.

Vessels need to register for licences through the PNA Office.

Catch and harvest rules in the exclusive economic zones of the PNA members are set down in several agreements. Photo credit: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).