Next week an important PNA meeting takes place from the 29th of April till the 2nd of May in Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, where all the 8 PNA ministers of Fisheries will gather to review policies and managerial decisions, and look at the potential impacts of the outcome of the WCPFC meeting directly affecting the PNA nations and their goals in maintaining a sustainable fishery.
An attendance of about 100 members of the governments, fishing industry and environmental NGOs are expected.
This year the meeting will also combine the celebration of the First World Tuna Day and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the PNA. On May 2nd the meeting will close with speeches on the meaning of World Tuna Day in each PNA country and they will also announce the award for the World Tuna Day Art and Talent Quest! It is encouraging that the PNA tuna industry has co-sponsored this event.
Next time we’ll let you know about the outcomes of this meeting.