7 Nov 2016

Vanuatu could have fish plant with Bumble Bee

7:55 pm on 7 November 2016

There are reports from Vanuatu the government is discussing setting up a fish cannery with American multi-national Bumble Bee.

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Last last week, for the first time, frozen albacore tuna was off-loaded at Port Vila's main wharf before being transported to the Chinese-funded fish packing plant at Black Sands.

The Daily Post reports that with the assistance of United States surveillance vessels, the Vanuatu government is committed to having all Vanuatu-flagged fishing vessels unload their catches from the country's Exclusive Economic Zone in Port Vila.

The paper says Bumblebee is in discussion about building a plant in Vanuatu.

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