Marshall Islands Tuna Stock
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Largest Tuna Stock in the World

Marshall Islands is one of the eight nations in the Pacific Islands that is home to the largest sustainable purse seine fishery in the world. The Pacific Island nations of Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu all formed the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).

PNA supplies fifty percent of the largest skipjack tuna in the world. Skipjack tuna is a popular tuna for canned products. Skipjack is the most plentiful and the most sustainable of all fish stock. The speed with which it reproduces and matures has meant stocks are more resilient to industrial fishing fleets.

PNA has been a champion for marine conservation and management, making many rules for, including closures of high seas pockets, seasonal bans on use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD), satellite tracking of boats, observer coverage of purse seiners, closed areas for conservation, mesh size regulations, tuna catch retention requirements, fixed limits on fishing effort, prohibitions against targeting whale sharks, shak action plans, and other conservation measure sto protect the marine ecosystem.

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Published on 15 June 2016.

Parties to the Nauru Agreement.