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Purse Seiner doing transhipment
Purse Seiner doing transhipment

The Purse Seiners are showing up in Honiara Harbour again after couple of months of absence for transhipment.

The Purse Seiners are showing up in Honiara Harbour again after couple of months of absence for transhipment.

Senior Fisheries officer in the Enforcement and Compliance division of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resouces, Mr Douglas Aitorea says the fact that ships are showing up in Honiara shows that the Tuna stock is returning to the Solomons Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

“The fish stock are returning back after months of absence that is why we are seeing the Purse Seiners here to offload their catch,” he adds.

Mr. Aitorea says it is also a good sign for the country in terms of revenue when Purse Seiners start coming back here.

Three Purse Seiners called into port last week and it is expected more boats will do transhipment in the coming weeks.

City residents who rely on tuna for their protein are excited.

One fish vendor says she is really happy to see the boats returning because she relys on it to earn money tio support her family.