31 Jul 2007

PNG investors hopes to lure more tuna investors

10:24 am on 31 July 2007

Papua New Guinea's National Fisheries Authority is hoping to lure more tuna investors into the country via the Pacific Tuna Forum.

Its managing director, Sylvester Pokajam, told the Post Courier newspaper that there is room for more tuna canneries to be established in the country.

PNG is leading other Pacific island countries in tuna management and it is hoped that that reputation will be the pillar to attract tuna investors during the forum.

The Fisheries Industry Association chairman, Maurice Brownjohn, told the Post Courier, that for 10 years PNG has been lobbying for the international forum, that should put PNG on the world map.

Preparations are well underway for the two-day meeting in September.