Journalists and media workers from eight countries, including Solomon Islands are taking part in a workshop organised by the Forum Fisheries Agency to raise awareness on the economics of tuna management and development.

The workshop is being staged in Noumea, New Caledonia, ahead of the Pacific Islands News Association Summit.

In opening the workshop, a statement from FFA Director-General James Movick read in his absence said, he was delighted that the Tunanomics workshop would improve media knowledge of some underlying factors affecting tuna fishery in the region today.

He said the media initiative is aimed at strengthening the information link with the public and the media.

As part of the workshop regional journalists visited the Noumea fish market, a manufacturer of fertilizer from fish waste and a fish processing plant, and attended workshop sessions.

An outcome of the three day workshop will be recommendations for media coverage of tuna for PINA to consider.


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