The Parties to the Nauru Agreement
Ludwig Kumoru is PNG national and is since April 2016 CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), based in the Marshall Islands. He was formerly the Deputy Managing Director of the National Fisheries Authority (NFA).
The position has seen him take the leading role in a region that controls over 60 percent of the global skipjack catch within its waters. On appointment within the PNA Office, he was praised for a skill set including the ability to work with fishing states from a national perspective, and having an extensive understanding of the Pacific tuna fishery.
Kumoru has been a key part of the NFA’s reformed fisheries act, which is focused on increasing the production of canned tuna within PNG, one of the PNA’s major island nation members.
He also has previous experience in stock assessments through his work as a member of the WCPFC’s Scientific Committee.