Aquaculture of PNG Fish: A Scientific Perspective

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has seen significant growth in its fisheries industry since the arrival of Masters student Joshua Noiney at UNSW Sydney in 2017. With a strong background in PNG fisheries, Mr. Noiney has implemented technology and training programs that have revolutionized fish farming in the country.

Fish farming has become a powerful tool for bringing positive change to communities that have been plagued by violence. By providing opportunities and resources for fish farming, individuals have been redirecting their lives towards growth and community development.

Professor Sammut’s projects, which involve collaboration with UNSW Sydney and various agencies, NGOs, governments, local schools, prisons, and communities in both Australia and PNG, have contributed significantly to this growth. The interdisciplinary teams from both countries work together as equals to enhance the livelihoods of individuals through fish farming. This collaborative effort has been key to the success of the projects.

As a result of these initiatives, the number of fish farms in PNG has increased from 11,000 in 2009 to over 70,000 farms in 2023. The foundation laid by these projects has not only transformed the fish farming industry but also contributed to the overall well-being of communities in Papua New Guinea.

By Samantha Johnson

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