Saturday, June 19, 2021

PNG National Fisheries Authority ready to implement Pacific Marine Industrial Zone

The Papua New Guinea Government is ready to implement the giant economic Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ) Project that ‘will transform PNG as a...

IOTC adopts resolution to rebuild yellowfin tuna stock, but NGOs question its effectiveness

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) agreed to reduce the total allowable catch for yellowfin tuna after months of pressure from non-governmental organisations and...

NZ 13 tonnes of shark fins exported overseas each year

New Zealand is exporting 13 tonnes of shark fins each year despite the practice being banned in the country's waters since 2014. New figures obtained...

Marshalls vaccinates fishermen in Majuro

The Marshall Islands launched Covid-19 vaccinations for commercial fishermen temporarily in port Majuro this past week — possibly the first Pacific island to vaccinate...

China donates $6.7 million to Kiribati

The Chinese Government has donated AUD$6,739,600(US$5,224,850) to the Kiribati Government Monday. A report from the Office of the President said the grant will be allocated...

Pacific’s main newsprint supplier to close

Newspapers across the Pacific are seeking new newsprint suppliers after the 66-year-old Norske Skog paper mill in Kawerau, New Zealand unexpectedly announced it was...
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Fiji PM Bainimarama signs sale agreement of EFL shares

The Fijian Government’s vision to supply 100 per cent of energy in Fiji from renewable sources by 2036 is coming to fruition. This follows Prime...

Tuna transshipment in Majuro shows first sign of rebound

In the wake of the Marshall Islands government dropping its 14-day quarantine period for fishing boats to enter Majuro lagoon, tuna transshipment activity leaped...

Doco highlights calls for halt to deep sea mining

Last week's launch of a film documentary, Setting the Boundaries - Voices from the Last Frontier is part of a regional series focusing on...

FFA study on marine pollution to boost compliance with fishing rules

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is stepping up efforts to stop the dumping of plastic waste at sea in the western and...

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