The global fish market is big business – worth a staggering USD 137.7 billion annually.
Management of the world’s fisheries, like many of our precious natural resources, is a challenging and complex system, driven by factors of territory, conservation, culture and revenue.
In our region, the Pacific, ensuring the long-term sustainability and viability of coastal and oceanic fisheries – both as a source of food and a source of significant income – is a key challenge. Pacific Island governments are increasingly taking a regional approach to the management of these resources and acknowledging the need to capture a greater share of fishing revenue, while protecting the region’s environment.
How can governments and private industry work together to ensure the sustainability of fisheries? Are there other ways Pacific Island countries can capture a greater share of the revenue earned from fish captured in their waters? And is regional cooperation between nations the best way forward?
Joining us to discuss these critical topics we have Transform Aqorau, CEO of the Parties of the Nauru Agreement Office (PNAO); Kate Barclay, Associate Professor, University of Technology, Sydney and; John Virdin, Director, Ocean & Coastal Policy; Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.
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Refreshments will be provided. The discussion will last an hour, with 30 minutes set aside for questions from the audience.
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