Fish farms launched

Normal, Papua

The National , Monday, May 30, 2011

TWO fish farms were officially launched in Abau district, Central, last Thursday, following a fish farming training programme conducted by the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) church last year.
The fish farms are the first to be launched by the SDA mission in Abau.
The launching took place at Bila’ala village, in the Cloudy Bay area, five hours drive from Port Moresby along the Magi Highway.
The launching followed a fish farming training of 35 participants, conducted by SDA’s Central Papua Conference at Bautama, Central, last year.
Five of the participants who attended the training were able to set up two fish farms in their home village Bila’ala.
Conference fish farming committee secretary Pr Henry Otio urged locals not to forget the church in everything they did, including doing business with their fish farms.
National Fisheries Authority aquaculture officer Gideon Pama said he was happy to support the people in their new projects, which would help the people earn an income and have food for their families.