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Honiara, 24 Aug: Solomon Islands is the first PNA member to implement E-monitoring on its locally registered Longline Fishing vessels.

Tuesday 22 Aug, 2017 - The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has started implementing E-Monitoring on Long Line Vessels with two vessels already fitted with E-Monitoring Units at the weekend.

In the margins of the World Ocean Summit in Bali today, the Solomon Islands Delegation, led by Hon. John Maneniaru, received the official announcement from Mr Karmemu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, of the Commission’s decision to lift the yellow card from Solomon Islands.

The Ministry of Fisheries this week signed documents with representatives from the Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation of Japan (OFCF) for further funding support for the sea cucumber project.

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.