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Fisheries Potential Minimize

The fisheries potential of PNG is yet to be fully realized. Our rich and large Exclusive Economic Zone, 2.4 million square kilometres in extent, is one of the most productive in the region. Although, we lack large areas  of continental shelf, our coastal waters and extended reef systems are extensive and are primarily harvested for subsistence purposes. Our riverine and inland waters also represent considerable potential for development, particularly in aquaculture.

 NFA would support a substantial project to determine the nature and extent of our aquarium fish resources and establish commercial operations in the aquarium fish trade.The Nago Island Research Facility will provide NFA with an operational based for the assessment of other viablefisheries and aquaculture activities including; seaweed, pearls, sponges and coral.