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MSC recertification for PNA's tuna fishery

Staff Writer |
The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) tuna purse seine skipjack and yellowfin fishery is to undergo reassessment to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

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A third party independent auditor, Acoura Marine, has been contracted by the PNA to undertake the reassessment.

Pacifical c.v., the global tuna marketing company jointly set up by eight PNA countries in 2011 to promote its MSC certified sustainably caught tuna, said that the process should go smoothly and that deliveries of Pacifical MSC tuna will continue uninterrupted through 2017.

“In order to continue guaranteeing all our loyal customers around the world that our FAD free skipjack and yellowfin stock and fisheries meet the world's highest certification standard on sustainability, our PNA ministers and officials have been actively working to set up all required management measures and to put harvest control rules in place,” it said.

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