Presley Kokwaiye

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Pacific Ocean Finance Fellow, Papua New Guinea

Presley Kokwaiye is a fisheries socio-economist with Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Fisheries Authority, which manages and regulates commercial fisheries in the country. He holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea, a Master of Applied Science Degree in Fisheries and a post-graduate Certificate in Coastal Community Management from the Australian Maritime College. Presley works with Provincial authorities, local communities, resource owners, fishing industry players, small scale fisheries businesses, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders and clients to ensure sustainable fisheries management and equitable benefits. Some of Presley’s work over the years has included community-based fisheries management, fisheries cooperatives, provincial fisheries development policies, administration of small fisheries grants, and fish farming for sustainable livelihoods.