Asylum Centre

Government supports Manus fish cannery

Minister for Fisheries, Patrick Basa, said the Government welcomed the idea which was raised in Parliament by Planning Minister, Richard Maru.

The question was raised by Manus Governor, Charlie Benjamin, during the last session of Parliament on what plan the Government have to sustain the economy of Manus after the closure of the Asylum processing center.

Maru in a response said the Government has plans and one of them is to establish a fish cannery that will employ more than a thousand people and bring revenue to the province.

Guards transferred from Nauru incited Manus riot – refugee

About 60 asylum seekers and guards came to blows after an argument over food quality.