13 Sep 2018

Fish management funding from EU and Sweden to help net thieves

From , 3:03 pm on 13 September 2018

The European Union says its new funding agreement with marine agencies in the Pacific will help promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the region.

The EU along with Sweden have pledged $US52 million to working with the Forum Fisheries Agency, the Pacific Community, the Regional Environment Programme and the University of the South Pacific over the next five years.

Christopher Wagner of the EU's delegation for the Pacific told jenny Meyer the programme will be closely monitored over the next five years.

 Tuna on the deck of a Pacific fishing vessel.

Tuna on the deck of a Pacific fishing vessel. Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson