A fisheries official in Palau joined other Pacific Island countries in Iceland to learn from the country’s experience building a thriving, sustainable fisheries sector.

According to the World Bank press release, the visit is part of a collaboration between the World Bank and the Icelandic Government “to give many of the Pacific’s leading fisheries experts the opportunity to learn from a country that has emerged from being a development assistance-recipient to becoming a global leader in maintaining sustainable fisheries.”

Joining Palau ate Pacific fisheries leaders, including Directors and Chiefs of Fisheries divisions from Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and the regional Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), will explore Iceland’s newest practices and technologies in sustainable fisheries management, best practices in handling of raw fish material, and look at how Iceland has managed and developed a thriving private fisheries sector.

The initiative has been co-organized by the World Bank – with financing from PROBLUE, a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank that supports the integrated and sustainable development of marine and coastal resources in a healthy ocean – together with Iceland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the GRO-Fisheries Training Programme.

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