Bernadette Carreon

Bernadette Carreon

Contributing Editor

Bernadette Carreon is a Palau-based journalist who has covered the Pacific for more than 15 years. She was born in the Philippines but has made Palau her home since 2001. A journalist for almost two decades, Bernadette has been selected to attend numerous trainings in covering and writing about Pacific fisheries. She has written for Agence France Presse, Marianas Business Journal, Radio Australia, Island Times and Pacific Media Network. She is also a co-founder of the Palau-based online news organization Pacific Note.

Published on
September 14, 2020

The New Zealand First political party has vowed to commit NZD 100 million (USD 67 million, EUR 56 million) to the expansion of marine farming and aquaculture ventures in the future, according to NZ First leader Winston Peters.

In a statement, New Zealand First said its policy plan is to expand into deep sea aquaculture and offshore marine farming in collaboration with other stakeholders.

“It will ensure that off-shore marine growing



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Published on
September 8, 2020

New Zealand’s government last week announced plans to put cameras on board 345 fishing vessels, a plan that will cost more than NZD 40 million (USD 27 million, EUR 23 million). 

In a press statement, New Zealand Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash said the introduction of on-board cameras will be across the nation’s inshore fishing fleet. He said the government will provide at least a portion of the funding required to install and

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Published on
September 4, 2020

New Zealand King Salmon Investments posted a strong performance in FY 2020 despite a drop in sales volumes as a result COVID-19 crisis ... 

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Published on
August 28, 2020

Tasmania, Australia-based salmon farmer Huon Aquaculture Group reported its full-year 2020 earnings, on Thursday, 27 August, showing increased revenue but clear impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic ... 

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Published on
August 14, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in New Zealand seafood company Sanford Limited proposing closure of its Tauranga fish processing plant, the company announced last week …

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Published on
August 10, 2020

The 2020 Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) tiger prawn season has begun, according to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) ...

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Published on
July 29, 2020

New Zealand King Salmon Co. is expanding its presence in the United States with its retail line of premium wood-roasted salmon

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Published on
July 27, 2020

The non-governmental organization Human Rights At Sea earlier this month published a report with numerous recommendations to better protect fisheries observers who monitor fish catches by tuna vessels in the Pacific.

The report, Fisheries Observer Deaths at Sea, Human Rights and the Role and Responsibilities of Fisheries Organisations, highlights “the often challenging and solitary working conditions for observers who are away at sea

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Published on
July 20, 2020

The fishing effort in the tuna-rich waters of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) does not appear to have been significantly impeded by the COVID-19 crisis, according to a report prepared by Brisbane, Australia-based resources consultancy MRAG Asia Pacific.

The report, which was completed in April, stated that travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic “has not resulted in a widespread decline in fishing effort.”

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Published on
July 14, 2020

The Australian government has set aside AUD 10 million (USD 6.9 million, EUR 6.1 million) to provide levies to commercial fishers across the country that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic …

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