PNG rejects observer suspension on fishing vessels

The Papua New Guinea Fishing Industry Association (PNGFIA) has rejected the recent suspension by the Western and Central Pacific Fishing Commission (WCPFC) of observer coverage services on board purse seine fishing vessels. WCPFC, based in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, is a tuna conservation body whose membership include most countries with fishing interests in the […]

Specific climate insurance product for PNG, Pacific

The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP), together with the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) are gauging views to set up an insurance product that will allow Pacific Islanders to recover quicker financially after a natural disaster. A workshop organised early this month under these two programmes to gauge interest in setting up this insurance product […]

Changing Climate, Changing Home

TIGAK ISLANDS, Papua New Guinea–The Pacific Islanders face some of the most dire consequences of rising seas—from flooding to disruptions on various islands, saltwater intrusion and the inevitable relocation of people from disappearing shorelines. They face similar challenges from the changing climate, yet these are exacerbated by their remoteness and smallness. In the atoll communities, […]