Catch and harvest

Catch and harvest — Policy and rules

Policies and rules govern how tuna is caughtConservation and management measures (CMMs) describe binding decisions on how the tuna fisheries of the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) are managed. They include rules on how tuna may be caught and how the catch is...

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Catch and harvest — News and views

News on catch and harvest in the region Noro first e-port in the Pacific introduces digital catch documents and tracing, TunaPacific, July 2021 The mice that roared: how eight tiny countries took on foreign fishing fleets, Christopher Pala, Guardian, June 2021 Why the...

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Catch and harvest — Resources

Resources relating to the catch and harvest of WCPO tunaYou can find news stories, popular articles, opinion pieces and blog posts on the catch and harvest of tuna in the WCPO on the Catch and harvest news and views page.Fact sheets Manual on anchored fish aggregating...

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Catch and harvest — Best practices

The Vessel Day Scheme is the cornerstone of the PNA The Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) is one of the success stories of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). The eight countries that have signed the agreement use the scheme to manage how much tuna is caught in their...

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Catch and harvest — Management

Three regional organisations provide the basis for managing tuna in the WCPOThe Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) facilitates regional cooperation to manage the sustainable use of tuna. FFA was established in 1979. It helps member countries manage the...

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