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The prime minister of the Cook Islands wants the nation's tuna products to become the gold standard, reports Cook Islands News.
Henry Puna said the aim should be to beat a path to increased market demand for Marae Moana-caught albacore that is “best-of-class” in terms of quality, sustainability, social justice, cultural benefit, and price.
Puna was speaking during a three-day meeting of tuna industry figures last week, including Walmart's senior vice president of global sustainability, Laura Phillips, who called in via a video link.
Puna said he was impressed with Iceland’s use of technology and innovation in its cod fishery when he was there in 2017 for the Arctic Circle Assembly. He said the close collaboration between government, private sector, and civil society in Iceland was vital in transforming their fishery.
The initiative for the increased value of the Cook Islands' tuna came from Nia Tero, a global collaboration to advance indigenous peoples, with the support of Walmart.
SOURCE: COOK ISLANDS NEWS/PACNEWS
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