Analysis: Pacific governments need to tighten regime for foreign tuna fleets

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) agreed at its meeting in Honiara in March 2014 to set limits on tuna catches. Sean Dorney argues Pacific governments now need to address illegal fishing, an errant European Union, and the threat posed by subsidised foreign fishing fleets.
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‘Made in PNG 2012’ out now

Magazine showcases Papua New Guinea’s produce and producers The second edition of Made in PNG, the magazine that focuses on Papua New Guinea’s non-mineral produce has just been released. Published by Business Advantage International in partnership with the Manufacturers Council of PNG, the magazine covers not only manufacturing but also agribusiness, fisheries and forestry. Its content […]
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The Pacific Marine Industrial Zone: an update

Work on the flagship project of Papua New Guinea’s fisheries industry, the Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ) in Madang, is progressing steadily, with the presentation of the design concept in early 2012. While National Fisheries Authority Managing Director Sylvester Pokajam concedes ‘it has been slow going,’ he also says it has been important to get […]
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Key players in fisheries

We take a look at some of the key players in Papua New Guinea’s fisheries sector. R D Tuna PNG R D Tuna PNG is Papua New Guinea’s largest tuna canner. The Philippines-owned company is based in Madang. R D Tuna operates 17 fishing vessels in PNG waters and sells its products under the Diana, […]
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Spotlight: Aquaculture

Aquaculture is a potentially important industry for income generation and food security throughout many parts of Papua New Guinea. While exact statistics are difficult to come by, pond culture of carp, tilapia and rainbow trout has increased significantly in recent years. Over 10,000 farmers are engaged in the sector throughout inland areas with the value […]
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Sector profile: Fisheries

Fisheries has emerged as one of Papua New Guinea’s most dynamic sectors, following a wave of investment from Asia. In this special feature, Samantha Magick speaks with some of the sector’s key players about its current state and the prospects for further expansion. In 2010, PNG supplied about 17% of the world’s tuna catch, a […]
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