The PNA-Freischul ski seine fishery is one of the largest fisheries certified by the MSC. As the ECA is a member-oriented institution, the AAA President plays a fundamental role, both as a spokesperson and as an arbiter of consensus within the group. Unlike other regional organizations where the presidents are actively occupied only during the annual meetings of the Board of Governors, the presidency of the ECA takes a lot of time throughout the year. Catches from fisheries controlled by the standards, rules and decisions agreed between the parties to the Nauru Agreement amount to several billion dollars per year and decisions can be taken at any time to maintain these fisheries in the event of new challenges. The President of the ECA is chosen annually by the Parties. In October 2010, the eight Member States that are parties to the Nauru Agreement extended their ban on tuna seine fishing to approximately 4.5 million square kilometres of the High Seas of the Pacific Ocean by tenant seine seiners in their combined exclusive economic zones.  The enlargement was presented at the 6th meeting of the Technical Committee for Compliance with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). In the past, the Nauru Agreement and other common fisheries management agreements concluded by the parties to the Nauru Agreement (generally referred to as the NAP) focused on the management of the seine fishery in the tropical Western Pacific. The Palau Agreement for the implementation of the Purse Seine Vessel Day Scheme (amended in October 2016) establishes the rules applicable to fishing in the exclusive economic zones (EZAs) of the APA States.
All vessels wishing to fish in EEZs must be authorised under the scheme. A Longline Vessel Day Scheme works in the same way. At the annual meeting, the Parties would consider the implementation of measures for the conservation and conservation of fishery resources, including the effectiveness of measures to reduce fish mortality, in particular for juvenile finned tuna. Like all such quotas, such authorisation shall be granted during its duration in accordance with certain conditions and requirements.  Other recent measures taken by the parties to the Nauru Agreement include a ban on the installation of seine nets around whale sharks, a ban on fishing near fish aggregation devices during the months of July, August and September (with the possibility of extending this extension for a further three months if scientific advice indicates that tuna stocks would benefit). a requirement for 100% observation coverage on board seiners with sliding seines, a minimum mesh size and a requirement for keeping on board the entire tuna fishery (no discards). . . .