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. The full range of fisheries management instruments implemented by the parties to the Nauru Agreement includes: in December 2011, the NAP-seine sliding seine fishery was certified as sustainable, in accordance with marine stewardship council standards.  This means that skipjack tuna products caught from free schools (without adjustment near fish aggregation devices or other floating objects) by PNA-certified sliding seine seiners and product chain certified may be eligible for the MSC label. The PNA-Freischul ski seine fishery is one of the largest fisheries certified by the MSC. At the May 2012 meeting in Alotau, Papua New Guinea, fisheries ministers also approved a business plan of the AFN office and welcomed Tokelau as a party to the Palau Arrangement Purse-Seine Vessel Days Management Scheme. In June 2015, VPA fisheries ministers met in Palikir, Pohnpei, under the chairmanship of Elisala Pita of Tuvalu, who in 2015 refused to sell fishing days to certain nations and fleets that blocked Tuval initiatives to develop and preserve their own fisheries. T92  Elisala Pita also said that Tuvalu was disappointed by the results of the recent ÖRFK meetings, as some fishing nations have tried to shirk their responsibilities and commitment to sustainable fisheries.  In October 2010, the eight Member States party to the Nauru Agreement (NAP) extended their ban on seine fishing to approximately 4.5 million square kilometres of the Pacific high seas to seine seiners that would be tenants in their combined exclusive economic zones.
 Enlargement was postponed to the 6th Meeting of the Technical Committee on Compliance with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). .