Kiribati tightens control over fishing waters | Pacific Beat

Kiribati tightens control over fishing waters

Kiribati tightens control over fishing waters

Updated 21 October 2014, 10:30 AEDT

Kiribati's decision to greatly restrict the number of fishing days US vessels has sent shockwaves across the Pacific.

Kiribati will provide only 300 fishing days to the US under a new fisheries treaty, down from thousands of days in previous years.

Editor of the Marshall Islands Journal Giff Johnson says the move reflects a shift in Pacific islands' autonomy over its own waters.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Giff Johnson, Editor, Marshall Islands Journal

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