MFMR boarding officers will now sport a new look, communicating their official roles in protecting Solomon Islands fisheries.
Mon, 11/16/2015 - 13:14
Fisheries officers working under the Monitoring, Compliance and Surveillance department of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources recently took delivery of new set of uniforms which they will wear when carrying out their duties.The set of uniforms include overalls, boots and caps.
Pete Southern from the Ministry of Primary Industries in New Zealand initiated the process to procure the uniforms.A similar assistance was received in 2013 said Senior Fisheries Officer Charles Tobasala.“In 2013 we received eight pairs of overall, boots and caps funded by MPI NZ and it was Pete Southen who organised them for us,” he added.Tobasala thanked the New Zealand Government as the uniforms have been provided with funding from the Mekim Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) Programme, a long term institutional strengthening programme supporting the MFMR funded by the NZ Programme. He said the uniforms will boost the image of their work especially when carrying out their duty on board fishing vessels