A JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program or Group and Region Focus training on sustainable use of fisheries resources through diversification of fisheries-based livelihoods in island countries is currently held in Ngarchelong State.

Nine participants from 8 counties including Hadley Renguul, who is representing Palau, are currently attending the program which aims to offer practical training (knowledge and techniques) necessary for the promotion and improvement of sustainable use of fisheries resources through various measures and approaches for sustainable use of fisheries resources and diversification or fisheries-based livelihoods.

It also encompasses topics like costal resource management, FAD fisheries, fisheries cooperatives, aquaculture, value-addition to fishery products, and marketing.

The training began in Okinawa in May and June 2019, and is continuing in Palau from June 28 until July 11 through the collaboration with Bureau of Marine Resource and Northern Reef Cooperative.

To learn more about this and other JICA Programs, contact the Ministry of State or JICA Palau Office, or visit https://www.jica.go.jp/english. (PR)