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Report: Fishery Business Forum Held Successfully

On November 28, 2023, the Fisheries Business Forum under the title of “The Project for Economic Recovery through Promotion of Trade, Investment and Tourism in Pacific Countries” was held at the Nihonbashi Congress Square (Organizer PIC, Supporter : Fisheries Agency of Japan, JICA, OFCF and Marino Forum 21). This was PICs first lecture dedicated to the fisheries industry with nearly 50 people registered to attend.

Following the presentations by two experts each from Pacific Island Countries/Territories and Japan to promote new fishery-related businesses such as aquaculture between Japan and these countries and territories as described below, a lively Q&A session and networking among the speakers and participants were held.

Opening remarks Mr. Ryuzo Saito
Director at Pacific Islands Centre
Presentation1 Opportunities and challenges for coastal fisheries and aquaculture in Pacific Island Countries and Territories(PDF)
Mr. Neville Smith
Director, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem at Pacific Community
Presentation2 Current Status and Prospects of Mozuku Harvesting and Aquaculture Business in the Kingdom of Tonga(PDF)
Mr. Masa Kawaguchi
Director at South Pacific Mozuku Tonga Ltd.
Presentation3 Status, challenges and development potential of the fisheries sector in the Pacific region(PDF, Japanese)
Mr. Shunji Sugiyama
International Cooperation Specialist (Fisheries Sector) at JICA
Presentation4 Overview of JICA’s Cooperation and Private Sector Partnership in the Pacific(PDF)
Mr. Akira Nishimoto
Senior Assistant Director, Pacific and Southeast Asia Division 6
Southeast Asia and Pacific Department at JICA