'We want to process our fish'

PAPUA New Guinea has told the United States – the biggest importer of fresh Pacific tuna – that it wanted to move from the export of raw tuna and increase downstream processing of it.
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Kamala Harris

Staff Reporter

Prime Minister James Marape said he made this known to US Vice-President Kamala Harris at the recent 51st Pacific Islands Forum summit in Fiji, The National newspaper reported.
 
"At the forum, I respectfully told her and the world that PNG and Pacific would no longer be exporting raw marine catches only. We want to move into downstream processing of all our catches and resources in our respective countries," he said.
 
This would involve alterations to the licences of all PNG operators in this sector.
 
"Any new investors wanting to come in to work in all our resource sectors, including fisheries, must include downstream processing and manufacturing in your applications," he said.

 

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