Joshua Noini, a master’s student at UNSV Sydney, has made significant contributions to the fisheries industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since joining in 2017. With a strong background in PNG fisheries, he has implemented technology and training programs that have revolutionized fish farming in the country.

Mr. Noinei used fish farming as a tool to bring positive change to communities affected by violence. By providing opportunities and resources for fish farming, he has witnessed individuals in these communities redirect their lives towards community growth and development.

Professor Sammut’s projects, in collaboration with UNSW Sydney, involve various agencies, NGOs, governments, local schools, prisons and communities in Australia and PNG. Interdisciplinary teams from both countries work together as equals to improve the livelihoods of individuals through fish farming. This joint effort was crucial to the success of the projects.

These initiatives have led to significant growth in PNG’s fish farming industry, with the number of fish farms increasing from 11,000 in 2009 to over 70,000 farms in 2023. The foundations laid by these projects have not only transformed the fish farming industry but have also contributed to the overall well-being of communities in Papua New Guinea.

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