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Papua New Guinea’s fisheries boom

The northern coast of Papua New Guinea is experiencing a boom in investment from international companies looking to process fish onshore. Around 18% of the world’s total tuna stock is found in PNG’s 2.5 million square kilometre Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The fishing industry has grown from a dependency on access fees in the early … Continue reading

Philippines eyes hike in Pacific fish haul, Indonesia still seeking Tjandra, PNG fines Chinese logging ship

Highlights from the region’s media: Philippines Fisheries bureau eyes hike in fish catch in Pacific (Sun Star) Indonesian still seeking Joko Tjandra, waiting for PNG poll result before pursuing diplomatic channels (Post Courier)  Chinese logging ship fined K50,000 for fisheries breach(PNG Post Courier) Julie Bishop on the Pacific, PNG and Australian aid (Development Policy Centre) … Continue reading

PNG citizenship for Indonesian national revoked, Trade Pasifika preview

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG Prime Minister revokes controversial citizenship for Indonesian (The National) Editorial: Proper to revoke citizenship (The National) Trade Pasifika 2012 gets under way next week: show aims to increase trade to China, Japan, Philippines and beyond (Pacific Periscope) CNMI needs US$6 million to catch up on tourism promotion, marketing; crucial … Continue reading

Indonesia concerned about PNG citizenship decision, Japan-Pohnpei flight welcomed

Highlights from the region’s media: Indonesia concerned about Tjandra following granting of PNG citizenship (Post Courier) First direct United Airlines Japan-Pohnpei flight welcomed in FSM(Marianas Business Journal) PNG Customs warn foreign ships to follow laws after Chinese ship detained with illegal birds (The National) ADB fronts $19 million loan for new USP campus in Solomons(Solomon … Continue reading

Micronesia’s future between the China and the US, Chinese company plans Samoa resort

Headlines from the region’s media: Analysis: Micronesia’s future between China and the US (Scott Leis @ East Asia Forum) Chinese company plans major resort in Samoa (Radio New Zealand International) Indonesian govt has comprehensive design on Papua (Antara) American Samoa may use Manila hospitals for medical referrals (Radio New Zealand International) Illegal fishing from Indonesian, … Continue reading

Papua update, Fiji mine investment should strengthen ties with China, Vanuatu to join WTO

Highlights from the region’s media: Papua killing raises pressure on Indonesians (Radio New Zealand International) Mining company to invest F$75 million in Fiji iron project, should strengthen Fiji-China links (Fiji Live) Nauru asks Japan to help rebuild main quay (Radio New Zealand International) Vanuatu Ambassador announces country’s acceptance into WTO (Vanuatu Daily Post) Guam needs … Continue reading

Deep sea mining opposition, climate change and the Pacific, is Japanese aid effective?

Highlights from the region’s media: Pacific Leaders allegedly ignoring opposition to deep sea mining (Radio New Zealand International) UNDP launches ‘One Planet’ report with Pacific climate change findings: Pacific could rethink development (UNDP) Climate change and fishing in the Pacific (Secretariat of the Pacific Community) Parliament resumes in Nauru after Cabinet dumped and five new … Continue reading

Fiji PM meets potential Chinese investors, ADB-Japan support FSM ports, Papua updates

Highlights from the region’s media: Fiji’s Bainimarama meets potential investors in China (Ministry of Information/Pacnews)  ADB, Japan support safe port operations in Federated States of Micronesia (Asian Development Bank)  Indonesia to assist Fiji in seaweed farming (Fijilive) American Samoa looks to Philippines for doctors (Radio New Zealand International)  Indonesia: Policies for growth (Oxford Business Group) … Continue reading

North Korea and Fiji updates, Solomons concerned over quarantine violations, Forum urged not to forget Papua

Highlights from the region’s media: North Korea to assist Fiji’s fisheries sector (Fijilive) North Korean delegation discusses development in Fiji (Fijilive) Solomons companies warned over quarantine violations: Concern over Indonesian shipment (Solomon Star) Forum security officials urged not to ignore Papua violence (Radio New Zealand International) Indonesian President Urged To Begin Dialogue Over West Papua … Continue reading

Indonesia welcomes Vanuatu shift on Papua, Korean shellfish off Guam shelves

Highlights from the weekend media: Indonesian Government claims success in shifting Vanuatu position on Papua (Jakarta Globe) Korean shellfish pulled off Guam store shelves (Guam PDN) Analysis: Indonesia’s big economic plans for Papua (Down to Earth Indonesia) Indonesia could be the next India… unfortunately (Wall Street Journal) Huge Philippines, Indonesia aquarium-fish exports destructive (Business Mirror) … Continue reading

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