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Fisheries Ministry looks to develop a regional processing hub

October 7, 2019 12:22 pm

With tuna supply to efficiently run the business at the Pacific Fishing Company a current challenge, there are plans to capitalize on Fiji as a regional processing hub.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Fisheries, Craig Strong says there is a threefold focus to address this.

One is to ensure the existing long line Tuna industry is taken care of and market access is more streamlined.

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“Obviously apart from the key benefit of having the raw material available for our processes here which we can than export. There is a derivative economy that we can benefit from around that by having these vessels coming in onshore, they can bunker, they can go onto a slipway, we can benefit from crew changes.”

Another avenue the PS says is to look at other fish species for export.

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