A challenge issued within government to ensure that Papua New Guinearealizesthe full benefit ofthe TunaIndustry.
Managing Director ofthe National Fisheries Authority saysthere must now be downstream processing.
Mr.Pokajam was speaking atthe opening ofthe Provincial Fisheries Heads Consultative meeting yesterday.
The meeting in Port Moresby was opened by Fisheries Minister Mao Zeming. Also Present was NFA Beard Chairman and former Fisheries Minister Job Pomat.
Fisheries head from all provinces have come to plan on how each will implementthe K31.5 million fisheries grant allocated in this years’ budget. The Money is intended for aquaculture and inland fisheries projects for the year.
NFA’s Managing Director Mr.Pokajam said this project must continue and he is tasked to look for the money.
Tuna isthe country’s’ biggest resource and has to be managed well in order for the country to fully benefit.
He said apart from what Tuna generates at presentthere is still room for more.
Provincial fisheries heads have been challenged to plan on implementingthe grants. Provinces are required to submit reports onthe implementation.
Michelle Amba, National EMTV News