Agreement to manage fisheries and aquaculture

Update: 12:06PM THE Pacific Fisheries Leadership program was yesterday set up to ensure national and regional Pacific fisheries leaders address critical priorities, and become even better managers of the fisheries sector.

The
initiative by the  Pacific Community (SPC) and the New Zealand government
is aimed at enabling regional leaders to manage a sustainable fisheries and
aquaculture that will result in increased economic and food security.

Consul
general of New Zealand in New Caledonia Bruce Shepherd yesterday signed an
agreement with SPC’s director-general Dr Colin Tukuitonga.

“Fisheries
is a critical priority for the Pacific and for New Zealand. New Zealand has met
with many regional and national Pacific fisheries leaders and experts to design
a professional development program highly tailored to the requirements of
existing and future Pacific fisheries leader,” said Mr Shepherd.

“We
believe the program launched today (yesterday), and the consortium implementing
it, led by SPC, will deliver a terrific, relevant and impactful experience to
all fisheries program participants.”

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