9 Sep 2011

NZ to boost Pacific fisheries sector

1:43 pm on 9 September 2011

New Zealand is to invest more money in Pacific fisheries over the next five years.

New Zealand's prime minister, John Key, made the announcement after post Forum dialogue at the Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit.

Megan Whelan is there.

"John Key thanked high level delegations from France, the United States, South Korea and China for attending the post Forum dialogue. He says they were briefed on the outcome of the leaders discussions Mr Key says the Pacific needs assistance from its partners around the world to reach goals it has set. The fisheries investment includes 7.5 million New Zealand dollars for a fisheries training programme and nearly 5 million for the Te Vaka Moana development programme which will explore ways to maximise returns from long line fisheries. Mr Key says it effectively doubles New Zealand aid to fisheries in the region."