Currently, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has two fishery projects that are ongoing. These projects recently received fishermen from Okinawa to provide training to each respective projects.

Project for Forming Good Practices of Islands-Type Blue Economy, a project between the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and the Environment and JICA commenced with 2 experts from Irabu Fishery Cooperative. The experts gave training on pole-and-line fishing for skipjack. Participants of this training, in collaboration with Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation of Japan, were from Belau Offshore Fishery Inc.
The other project, a project under JICA’s partnership program between the Northern Reef Fisheries Cooperative and Ryukyu Environmental Management Service Co., Ltd., a consulting company in Okinawa, has been underway for a few months now. NRFC fishermen received two expert fishermen from Yaeyama Fishery Cooperative who gave instruction on tuna fishing using FADs.
JICA will continue to work in the fishery sector for a sustainable fishery by and for the Palauan people.

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