French Polynesia okays Chinese fish farm on Hao atoll

12:54 pm on 20 November 2018

French Polynesia has officially given the go-ahead to a Chinese company to build the South Pacific's largest fish farm at Hao atoll.

Fish farm project launched in Hao, French Polynesia

Fish farm project launched in Hao, French Polynesia Photo: supplied

After spending millions of dollars upgrading the former French military base, the government has authorised the company, Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods, to go ahead with its investment.

The decision, which allows the company to expand to other atolls in the Tuamotus, was gazetted at the beginning of this month.

In April, the government approved the terms for the construction of a $US320 million fish farm.

Originally, the project was said to be worth about $US1.4 billion.

A celebration launching the project was held almost four years ago.

French Polynesia approves investment by Chinese company Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods

Launch of Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods project on Hao in 2015 Photo: JOPF

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