27 Jun 2017

Pacific's PNA plans to be more diplomatic

From , 5:01 am on 27 June 2017

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement are planning a change of tack - they are going to be nicer to other bodies in the region.

The PNA is made up of eight countries, plus Tokelau, and controls much of the Pacific's tuna resources.

It has taken an aggressive approach and in the past seven years revenue has grown from about $US60 million dollars to nearly $US500 million.

At last week's ministerial meeting in Majuro the Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine called on the members to further capitalise on this success.

But the chief executive Ludwig Kumoru says the PNA also wants to improve relationships with other groups.

PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru

PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru Photo: PNA facebook