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PORT MORESBY, 11 September 2019 – Media personnel in Papua New Guinea now have a better understanding of the significance and value of tuna fisheries after three days of a fisheries-related media workshop. The workshop was held from 9-11 September in Port Moresby and brought together around twenty journalists, as well as selected journalism students from Divine Word University in Madang.

The Governments of Japan and Solomon Islands have formalized a Grant Aid Agreement to support fisheries development programmes with the signing of documents in Honiara on Friday last week.

Honiara 13 June 2019: There is need for a change in attitude if we ever going to tackle the issue of plastic waste, this is the message that rang out loudly as staff of the Ministry of Fisheries led a clean-up campaign on Saturday in Honiara.

The Western and Central Pacific Ocean holds the world’s largest tuna fishery with a total catch of more than 2.5 million tons a year. The target species (albacore, skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin) are being managed at sustainable levels and there is no overfishing occurring for these stocks. This is in stark contrast to all other oceans.

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