The short story “The Clan of Tariua: The Final Resurface of an Untold Legend” written by Tetaake Yee Ting of Kirabati was announced as the winner of the World Tuna Day art and talent quest hosted by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement. The story tells of how Ting’s people used to call bigeye tuna to their shores and the special status that particular fish enjoyed in the past.
The contest called for art, poetry, dance, drama music, short film or writing on tuna fishing. The contest was open to citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. Ting won $3,000 and his story was featured on PNA’s website. World Tuna Day was on May 2.