24 Jul 2012

Niue drafts accreditation framework for fishing charter operators

4:41 am on 24 July 2012

Niue's potential to become renown as a blue-water sport fishing destination has taken a step forward with the drafting of an accreditation framework for charter operators.

The framework came from a workshop for existing and prospective fishing guides, organised by the Niue Tourism Office and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

An SPC adviser, Michel Blanc, says sport fishing is already a niche industry in Niue, but there's a need to both strengthen the industry and ensure that any economic benefits are spread across the community.

Through the framework charter operators and prospective fishing guides will learn such things as safety, first aid and radio operation.