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Published On:March 26, 2018
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BECHE-DE-MER harvesting still closed in PNG

The National Fisheries Authority has announced that BECHE-DE-MER harvest in Papua New Guinea is still closed until the 31st of May, 2018.
In a notice signed by the Managing Director, JOHN KASU says that no fishing, selling and buying of Beche-de-mer is to take place during the extended closure period.
This is consistent with the revised Beche-de-mer fishery management plan which has been approved by the National Fisheries Board and will be published in due course through the National Gazette.
Meanwhile the ABG Director for Fisheries, MAHARA AUHI said fisheries officials will be in Bougainville to carry out survey in the waters of Bougainville to confirm the quantity of Beche- de-mer to help the board to make a decision when to allow the harvest of beche-de-mer in the future.
He called on Bougainvillean Fishermen/women to adhere to this instructions and await for the time beche-de-mer harvesting will be opened.
MR AUHI said that these controls were done in the best interest of the people. New Dawn FM

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