Papua New Guinea’s fishing potential is yet to be fully realised. PNG has a rich and large exclusive economic zone of 2.4 million square kilometres which is said to be the most productive and largest in the South Pacific.
PNG’s fisheries sector ranges from inland fisheries, aquaculture, and prawn trawl and large-scale deep water tuna fisheries.
The fisheries sector is a huge opportunity for PNG, however, with this opportunity comes challenges of monitoring and controlling the fisheries resources.
The country is privileged to have a National Fisheries College located in the New Guinea Islands Region, in the New Ireland Province. The college provides skills training to meet the country’s needs in the fisheries sector. The institution aims to be proactive in providing training not only for the big fishing cooperatives but also for impart skills to locals at the community level.