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The fishing community of East Central Guadalcanal Constituency have received an early Christmas gift with the handing over of their Constituency Fisheries Centre at Kaoka at the weekend.

The Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP) Solomon Islands is funded by World Bank and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and implemented in the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) since 2016. The objective of the program is to strengthen the shared management of selected Pacific Island oceanic and coastal fisheries, and the critical habitats upon which they depend.

Inshore Fisheries Division staff of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources will soon be carrying out stock status surveys in selected sites around the country to ascertain the population of certain key commercial marine species with the view to encourage local people to go into exporting of these marine resources.

A delegation made up of five officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), the Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries Programme (MSSIF) and the Pacific Community (SPC) recently visited Timor Leste to view the development of the country’s Nile Tilapia hatchery and farming systems.

Maritime Police in Honiara have burnt the last of the three Vietnamese blue boats arrested last year at the Indispensable reef off Rennell and Bellona Province for illegally harvesting sea cucumber.

Hon, 9th Nov 2017: In response to MFMR and FFA request, a French aircraft from the French Navy based in Noumea, New Caledonia conducted a reconnaissance flight over sea areas in Temotu on Wednesday this week but could not locate vessels of interest in the area.

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