By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
Mr Pomat had officiated at this event on behalf of the Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister, Mao Zeming.
He said the system of payment and the website would be used for purchasing services and products online pertaining to the inaugural Seafood and Technology Exposition and the Sixth Pacific Tuna Forum and both will be held in Port Moresby from September 12-14 at Stanley Hotel.
“As I launched the website now and announce these great event, this will actually pave the way for NFA and INFOFISH to expedite coordination of activities and arrangements which will ensure their smooth and successful staging,” Mr Pomat said.
The executive Manager Provincial support and Industrial liaison Walete Wararu said questions had been raised earlier as to why the decision had been made to stage the expo in PNG.
Ms Wararu explained that this was to bring the technology that is available in the sector so that not just PNG but the Pacific Island at large could adapt to and benefit from it.
She said the feedback on this event had been very pleasing so far.
The expo would be held at the Sir John Guise Stadium indoor complex housing up to 54 boots, which are going for US$700.
She said NFA as a cohost is hoping PNG would fill up 20 of these boots.
Ms Wararu said with the launching of the website developed by INFOFISH that interests participants both in country and from the Pacific could start registering through the link.
She thanked the NFA managing director, John Kasu and his predecessor and now president of the PNG Fisheries Industry Association Sylvestor Pokajam and the NFA board for their support and approval in bringing these events to PNG. Sunday Chronicle