Including its islands, Papua New Guinea has 17,000 km of coastline and a 2.4 million square km exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the largest in the South Pacific.

The country supplies about 18% of the world’s tuna catch, a percentage that has been steadily rising since 2010. Coastal commercial fishing is based primarily on prawns, lobster and barramundi, and a collection of sedentary fisheries resources such as beche-de-mer.

PNG’s tuna processing sector is a major employer in the country, with processing plants in Lae and Madang.

(Source: Doing Business in Papua New Guinea)

Please find below a listing of Papua New Guinea’s leading fisheries businesses.