ISSF and PNA agree to establish cooperation framework
Friday, May 06, 2016, 03:30 (GMT + 9)
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for mutual cooperation.
The three-year MOU will establish a mechanism for working more closely together on shared activities to promote the sustainability of tuna fisheries, as well ecologically healthy and productive marine ecosystems, in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO).
ISSF and PNA share the view that there is a need to improve the conservation and sustainable use of tuna resources in the WCPO.
Both organisations also acknowledge the role that the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) plays in assessing and managing tuna populations in the WCPO. And ISSF further recognizes that PNA members are responsible for implementing the decisions adopted by the PNA... FULL STORY