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PITIA Launches New Website

  (SOLOMON ISLANDS, 12/12/2016)

The Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) has launched its new website at Nadi, Fiji Islands. The announcement was attended by representatives from the industry and Pacific Islands government fisheries agencies, as well as members of the media.

One of PITIA’s key activities is information dissemination. The new website will enable PITIA to update its members as well as a larger audience across the Pacific and beyond.

 
PITIA Executive Officer John Maefiti and EDF’s Senior Fisheries Manager Sarah O’Brien. (Photo: PITIA)

“PITIA members and tuna industry stakeholders are spread across a vast region. PacificTuna.org will help us convey useful information to fishermen, processors and key decision makers in a much more efficient manner,” said PITIA Executive Officer John Maefiti.

 
Tuna fishing in the Pacific. (Photo: PITIA)

The website was funded in part by EDF (Environmental Defense Fund). EDF’s Senior Fisheries Manager Sarah O’Brien attended the launch announcement and joined with PITIA chair Frank Wickham, in expressing the importance of industry participation in fishery management processes. “This new website will help PITIA to coordinate our communications strategies, inform industry stakeholders and advocate for our domestic fisheries,” said Mr. Wickham.

 
Workers at a tuna processing factory. (Photo: PITIA)

About Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association

The Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) is an association of associations with the membership consisting of the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

Source: PITIA

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