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Offshore fisheries prioritized: Koroilavesau

December 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau during the recent Tuna Commission in Port Moresby

Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau says Fiji continues to make inroads to address tuna shortages among other challenges in the sector.

In the recent Tuna Commission in Port Moresby, the Minister says talks were held with their PNG counterparts to discuss fisheries priorities under the Melanesian Spearhead Agreement.

The Minister said that discussions centered on collaboration for aquaculture and offshore fisheries.

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Fiji’s High Commissioner PNG Mosese Tikotoga was also on hand to oversee the MOU which is expected to be further developed in the coming months.

Currently in the Maldives in Sri Lanka, Koroilavesau says Fiji is now applying to be a member of the Network of Aquaculture Centers in the Asia Pacific, commonly known as NACA who deals with aquaculture technology assistance and marketing access.

The Minister says this will further boost Fiji’s efforts for a more sustainable aquaculture sector as well as secure more Tuna for Fiji.

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