Fisheries

Subsidy changes transforming the fish processing industry in Papua New Guinea

As part of its effort to diversify the economy, the Government has shifted to subsidising fish processing in Papua New Guinea, rather than subsidising the catching of fish. It is one of the changes occurring in the industry. Three manufacturers talk about the changes and challenges PNG's fish processing industry is facing.
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ABAC identifies Papua New Guinea’s fisheries as outstanding growth area

Papua New Guinea has significant opportunities for employment and foreign exchange from its fisheries, but only if it can develop the necessary policies and infrastructure. That was the conclusion from meetings of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
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Five questions for: James Movick, Director-General, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

Control of foreign fishing vessels in international waters is the biggest threat to the South Pacific tuna industry, according to James Movick, Director-General, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency. He tells Business Advantage PNG that plans to increase aerial surveillance will help detect illegal fishing.
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Frabelle continues expansion plans in Papua New Guinea fisheries sector

An expanded wharf, increased tuna output, boat replacements and a new blast freezer are part of tuna processor Frabelle’s development plans. But reducing costs is also important, as Frabelle’s Melinda Ragudos tells Business Advantage PNG.
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Lack of import controls harming Papua New Guinea’s fishing industry says Fishing Industry Association’s Celso

Papua New Guinea’s fishing industry faces fierce competition from Thailand and the Philippines, says Pete Celso, Managing Director of R D Tuna Canneries in Lae. He believes a lack of control over imports is harming the local industry.
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