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
July 27, 2021

Seafood Industry Australia received an AUD 888,000 (USD 649,000, EUR 550,336) grant from the country’s government to develop and expand Australian seafood exports into new markets.

In a statement, Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the grant would help explore new export channels in overseas markets and deliver the industry’s

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Published on
July 19, 2021

A ministerial inquiry into the use and allocation of migrant labor in the New Zealand Seafood sector was launched on 2 July, and is expected to release the interim report to the Minister by the end of August …

Photo courtesy of Sheryl

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Published on
July 12, 2021

Oman and Indonesia have officially notified the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) of their objections to a measure that would reduce the total allowable catch for yellowfin tuna in the Indian Ocean.

The formal objection will mean that Oman and Indonesia will not have to implement the conservation measure.

Abdulaziz Al-Marzouqi, director-general of Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Wealth, Development, made the country's

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Published on
July 6, 2021

New Zealand-based company New Zealand (NZ) King Salmon has announced that Ben Rodgers has been appointed to the role of chief financial officer.

In a statement last week, the company announced the selection of Rodgers to the role, who will take the position by September. Rodgers was deputy CFO for Z Energy for six years, and prior to that, worked for Telefonica UK, Contact Energy, PWWC, and KPMG.

“Ben has an impressive background in

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Published on
June 16, 2021

Auckland, New Zealand-based Sanford Limited is on a search for a new chief financial officer after announcing the resignation of its current CFO, Katherine Turner, last week ...

Photo courtesy of Sanford

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Published on
June 14, 2021

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) agreed to reduce the total allowable catch for yellowfin tuna after months of pressure from non-governmental organizations and some commercial groups.

But according to environmental organizations, the effort has fallen short of ending overfishing, as five members of the commission objected to the rebuilding plan.

The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) and the International Pole and Line Foundation

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Published on
June 11, 2021

Australian maritime operatives intercepted 19 Indonesian vessels in a two-week period in May through “Operation Jawline,” an operation coordinated by the Maritime Border Command (MBC) – a joint agency task force within the Australian Border Force (ABF) – with close involvement from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).

The vessels were all believed to be illegally fishing in Australia’s

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Published on
June 7, 2021

The 25th Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission begins Monday, 7 June, and  several stakeholders are demanding immediate action from the regional fisheries management organization to put an end to overfishing of yellowfin tuna in the region.

Several non-governmental organizations issued statements in advance of the meeting, saying the IOTC can no longer ignore its responsibility of putting in place an agreement that will save

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Published on
May 28, 2021

A grant of AUD 267,000 (USD 207,000, EUR 170,000) has been awarded to Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) to enhance traceability in seafood products.

The announcement was made by Australian Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud and Australian Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonathon Duniam this week, with both saying the funding would boost export opportunities.

“With this

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Published on
May 27, 2021

Auckland, New Zealand-based Sanford Limited said that challenges related to COVID-19 continue to beset the seafood industry, but there are early signs of recovery “as markets start to reopen and new markets gain traction” …

Photo courtesy of Sanford

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