From Violence to Sustainability: How Joshua Noiney’s Collaborative Approach Transformed Papua New Guinea’s Fish Farming Industry

Aquaculture advancements: PNG fish farming explained in depth

Joshua Noiney, a masters student from UNSW Sydney, has been making waves in the fisheries industry of Papua New Guinea (PNG) since he started his studies in 2017. Through his implementation of technology and training programs, he has revolutionized fish farming practices in the country.

Working alongside Prof. Sammut, Noiney’s projects are part of a collaborative effort between UNSW Sydney, various agencies, NGOs, and governments in Australia and PNG. These projects also involve local schools, prisons, and communities, aiming to uplift lives and livelihoods through the promotion of sustainable fish farming practices. The multi-disciplinary teams from both countries work together as equals, emphasizing the importance of cooperation and partnership in achieving their goals.

Noiney’s work with fish farming has brought positive change to communities that have a history of violence. His dedication to this field is evident in the significant growth of the fish farming industry in PNG. From around 11,000 fish farms in 2009, the industry has now expanded to over 70,000 farms in 2023. This growth is a testament to the positive impact of Noiney’s collaborative efforts with others involved as well as his own dedication and innovation towards sustainable fishing practices.

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