The ability of the domestic industry to compete in the southern long-line albacore fishery has hit the point of no return. Tying-up vessels and sending employees home is now the reality that is faced by the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association members that have an interest in this fishery. Tonga has one domestic vessel left – down from a high of 26. - PITIA
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Tuesday 24 December 2013
The Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) elected a new chairman for its board of directors at its annual general meeting last week 20 December 2013 in Nuku'alofa.
Friday 20 December 2013
Tropical tuna fishing needs to be controlled says a disappointed Pacific Island Tuna Industries Association (PITIA) this week, charging the Western & Central Pacific Fishery Commission (WCPFC) with failing to protect the interests of Pacific Islands tuna industries and leaving the southern albacore longline fishery “open for another year of plundering.”
Tuesday 15 January 2013
The selling of fishing licenses with little or no obligation to the resource owners is not a smart fisheries management decision. PITIA appreciates the need for an influx of income to national budgets, but the sustainability of our resources and the ability to continue to earn from our ocean is our overarching economic goal.