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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 Vessel Day Scheme Committee, which comprises a nominee each of the Parties to the Palau Agreement, oversees the management of the Vessel Day Scheme.

Oversight of the Longline Vessel Day Scheme is the responsibility of the Longline Vessel Day 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 levels rely on accurate reporting of transhipment activities. Transhipment in Pohnpei Lagoon. Photo credit: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)