New PNA CEO focuses on governance


New PNA CEO focuses on governance

16 Aug 2016

Improving systems that underpin rights-based tuna management in the western and central Pacific, while identifying ways to add value to benefit the industry are twin goals of the new chief executive of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).

Ludwig Kumoru, formerly deputy managing director of the National Fisheries Authority of Papua New Guinea, officially took the reins as PNA CEO early this month.

Mr Kumoru said he intends initially to focus on PNA Office governance, further implementing decisions of PNA leaders, and addressing value-added initiatives in the fishery.

“My focus will be on implementing decisions already taken, and then we will look at next steps,” he said.

Mr Kumoru believes that measures with economic incentives will help PNA members and industry, particularly when addressing the issue of over-supply of tuna that has led to suppressed prices for skipjack tuna on the world market over the past 18 months.

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Source: worldfishing