Govt to move on tuna processing

THE Papua New Guinea government is to ensure that 50% of tuna catches are processed onshore by 2022.
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Staff Reporter

This was said by Fisheries Minister Dr Lino Tom when addressing the 7th Pacific Tuna Forum in Port Moresby last week.
 
He said the government would ensure there was sufficient infrastructure available with lower cost of utilities to also benefit fishing industries operating in the country.
 
"Government has come up with some policy initiatives and drives and one of such is that by the year 2022, we must make sure that 50% of the fish that is caught within our oceans is actually processed onshore," Tom said, reported by The National newspaper.
 
Tuna is the largest contributor in the PNG fisheries sector and represents a balance of both domestic industry development and foreign access arrangements, The National reported.
 
The National Fisheries Authority (NFA) said the country's annual tuna catch is between 150,000 to 200,000 tonnes.
 
"It is a huge plus for the NFA and the fishing industry in general as it will provide a good opportunity to highlight the state of tuna management and development within PNG and region to the new government," Tom said.

 

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