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Palau President not prepared to let PNA boss derail marine sanctuary scheme

Palau President not prepared to let PNA boss derail marine sanctuary scheme

Updated 27 April 2015, 11:24 AEST

The much-vaunted plan for a marine sanctuary in Palau, and with it an end to commercial fishing in the country's waters has been universally praised, so far.

But now the head of the regional fishing organisation the PNA, may have thrown a spanner in the works.

He has written to the government warning that if Palau goes ahead with its strategy, it risks forfeiting the right to sell or trade fishing days under the Parties to the Nauru Agreement.

But Bernadette Carreon in Koror says the President, Tommy Remengesau Junior, is playing down the PNA's letter, saying there is enough good will amongst the PNA nations to reach a mutual agreement.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Bernadette Carreon, Koror journalist

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