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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.

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.

A joint-operation involving the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Compliance Officers and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force over the weekend has led to the release of 27 dolphins from floating cages at Mbungana, Central Islands Province.

Lily Wheatley, is a young graduate who joined the Ministry of Fisheries as its economist early this year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Economics with Honours from Massey University in 2015.