Palau amongst the first nations to ratify the FAO Port State Measures Agreement
“This agreement gives us the tools we so desperately need to fight the trade of illegally caught – pirated – fish.”. Minister Sengebau
Rome—On July 11th 2016, For small islands like Palau, we have come to realize that the rich Pacific-ocean fish stocks that sustain our people are under threat from climate change and pollution and overfishing – including vast illegal, pirate fishing – the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing that is estimated to cost the Pacific tuna fishery between US$ 500 and 750 million dollars every year. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.