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FNU’s Navua Unifarm’s Aquaculture To Be Operated As Commercial Business

  A new partnership formed between Pacific Ocean Culture PTE Limited and Fiji National University is expected to pave the way for future of aquaculture industry in the country. An
14 Sep 2016 11:43
FNU’s Navua Unifarm’s Aquaculture To Be Operated As Commercial Business
Director of Pacific Ocean Culture Pte Ltd Paul Christian Ryan (left) and Fiji National University Chancellor, Ikbal Jannif.

 

A new partnership formed between Pacific Ocean Culture PTE Limited and Fiji National University is expected to pave the way for future of aquaculture industry in the country.

An agreement has just been signed which will see Pacific Ocean Culture operating FNU’s Navua Unifarm (aquaculture section) as a commercial business.

This will enable access for students in a fully-operational facility.

In a world of depleting fish stocks, Pacific Ocean Culture will produce a premium organic farmed product at their farm in Navua.

The produce would not only be to provide a nutritious food source for the people and create direct employment.

They will also provide practical training to students of the Fiji National University and set the benchmark for commercial aquaculture in the Pacific.

The project will also generate economic spin-off to the supporting industries within the local communities of its operations and contribute significantly to the economy of the region.

The farm will be developed under current international codes of practice for responsible fish farming and accepted industry ‘Best Management Practices’.

FNU partnership with Pacific Ocean Culture will escalate the opportunities for students and staff.

It will confirm their currency in the field and equipping them to have the skills to influence the future of aquaculture in Fiji and the region.

The success of this business involves broad national collaboration with a range of stakeholders with a clear commitment towards responsible sustainable progress for Fiji.

With support from the Ministry of Public Enterprise, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Fisheries and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Bio-security Fiji, WWF, PIPSO and leaders in the business community the project is set for success for Fiji.

Pacific Ocean Culture in collaboration with FNU, communities and small scale farmers will be committed to promoting and developing the aquaculture sector in a responsible and sustainable way for the future of Fiji.

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 

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