28 Jul 2011

Parties to Nauru Agreement pay tribute to Tuvalu minister who passed away

3:41 pm on 28 July 2011

Fisheries Ministers with the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, or PNA, have paid tribute to the late Tuvalu Minister for Natural Resources.

After Isaia Taeia Italeli died during the regional Fisheries Ministers' meeting last week in Samoa, the PNA meeting was postponed for a day.

The Minister has been hailed by the PNA as a great advocate for his fisheries, his country and the PNA.

Mr Italeli was said to be "behind the steering wheel" of Pacific fisheries development and had played a central role in the PNA's recent actions on regional tuna management.