Update on PNG aquaculture project to improve industry and benefit local population


Researchers from UNSW, Papua New Guinea (PNG), DPI Fisheries NSW and NSW Crawford funding partners attended a meeting at ANSTO, Lucas Heights, in late July for an update on work to improve the genetically-improved farmed tilapia industry in PNG and a farmer engagement project supported by the Crawford Fund and UNSW.

Researcher Joshua Noiney, an Aquaculture Officer at the PNG National Fisheries Authority, whose study and training have been supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) with a John Allwright Fellowship based at UNSW, UNSW philanthropic funding, an ANSTO FutureNow Scholarship, as well as a Crawford Fund Committee allocation, described his work to expand inland aquaculture in PNG. The main focus of his presentation was on stakeholder engagement that was funded during COVID-19 lockdowns by the Crawford Fund and UNSW.

Joshua Noiney and Narelle Hegarty
Narelle Hegarty with Joshua Noiney examine fish samples in the Istopes lab at ANSTO
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