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Aquaculture advancements: PNG fish farming explained in depth


Mar 26, 2024

Masters student Joshua Noiney has made significant contributions to the fisheries industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since beginning his studies at UNSW Sydney in 2017. Through the implementation of technology and training programs, he has revolutionized fish farming practices in the country. Mr. Noiney has used fish farming as a tool to bring positive change to communities that have a history of violence.

Working alongside Prof. Sammut, Mr. Noiney’s projects are part of a collaborative effort between UNSW Sydney, various agencies, NGOs, and governments in Australia and PNG. These projects also involve local schools, prisons, and communities, aiming to uplift lives and livelihoods through the promotion of sustainable fish farming practices. The multi-disciplinary teams from both countries work together as equals, emphasizing the importance of cooperation and partnership in achieving their goals.

The success of these projects can be seen in the significant growth of the fish farming industry in PNG. From around 11,000 fish farms in 2009, the industry has now expanded to over 70,000 farms in 2023. This growth is a testament to the positive impact of the collaborative efforts of the teams involved, as well as the dedication and innovation of individuals like Joshua Noiney.

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