View Full Version : New wharf for Kavieng to form part of fisheries complex

28-09-2002, 03:57 PM

Good News for tuna longline fishing vessels operating in Papua New Guinea waters and small boat fishers in New Ireland Province: A K2.5am wharf and jetty project is under construction in Kavieng and is expected to be operational before end of 2002.

A contract for the project was signed on the 30th ZJanuary, 2002, between the PNG National Fisheries Authority and the Nawae Construction Ltd of Alotau and SMEC PNG Ltd for the construction of the new facility.

The PNG Harboujrs Board will oversee the construction work on the project whichis expected to be completed within six months.

The contract signing follows a lengthy period of consultation and negotiation by PNGNFA with tuna longloine fishing vessel o9perators, the New Ireland Provincial Government and oather fisheries interests.

The new wharf will cater for tuna fishing vessels of around 25m enabling them to land catches and re-supply at a base in the heart of PNG's best tuna fishing grounds.

A smaller jetty will be built close to the wharf to provide shelter and convenient landing place for the many banana boats that ply between the Kavieng township and the nearby and outer islands.

Boats that ferry back and forth from Kavieng to Nusa Island Retreat

28-09-2002, 04:05 PM
According to the PNGNFA, the wharf and jetty will form part of what will become a well-4equipped commercial fisheries complex at Kavieng. The National Fisheries College (a division of the NFA) also has existing facilities on the site, including a slipway and machine shop.

Plans are also in place for the construciton of a seafood handling plant adjacent to the wharf to cater for the growing need for tained seafood handlers and processors with support from AusAID. It is anticipated that these facilities once constructed and completed will be leased to private operators and will ensure the availability of essential services to the fishing fleet, as wella s providing training opportunities to the fisheries college.

Fish - Agricultural Exhibit at the Goroka Show 15th & 16th September, 2002

28-09-2002, 04:20 PM
The wharf construction project is part of the Fisheries Development Project being implemented by the National Fisheries Authority with loan assistance from the Asian Development Bank.

Also to benefit from this project is the Lombrum Wharf in the Manus Province.