Cementing Marshall Islands’ position in global tuna trade

 

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO — Majuro has developed into the world’s busiest tuna transshipment port, with more than 500,000 tons of tuna annually moving from purse seiners to carrier vessels that transport the tuna to canneries.

Resources and Development Minister Alfred Alfred Jr., who was elected in the November 2015 national election and took over the fisheries portfolio earlier this year, is aggressively promoting fishing-related opportunities to cement Majuro’s position as a key fisheries hub.

“We’re not the best fishing ground,” he said. “That’s not our advantage.” The key . . .

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