Lotteries are run in the Pacific countries to reward tag finders.
The lotteries are part of the awareness program to increase interest on tag recoveries and highlight the importance for the tag finders to participate to the biggest tagging program in the Pacific Ocean.
Lotteries occur in local fishing ports, canneries, markets and the winner gets 250 US$.
In February 2012, 3 lotteries were run in Papua New Guinea in Lae, Wewak and Madang.
Lottery in Lae (Frabelle) with the local TRO Priscilla Wrambin.
Lottery in Madang at RD fishing with the happy winner Bernard and the local TRO Jacinta Jacob.
Lottery in Wewak at SSTC cannery with the local TRO Andrew Rahiria