By SeafoodSource staff
Published on Friday, December 20 2013
The Papua New Guinea(PNG) Government must be advised of the circulation of imported canned tuna in PNG that is unfit for human consumption.
The imported canned tuna with foreign meat content have been sold in the open market. This was revealed after the signing of a memorandum of agreement between PNG Customs and the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) Thursday.
This agreement will boost border protection to curb illegal imports like the canned tuna that evade border authorities and enter the country.
NFA managing director Sylvester Pokajam said this canned tuna was imported from a country in the Asian region which was specifically to be consumed by domestic animals like cats and dogs.