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The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Freshwater Fish Hatchery development project at Aruligo, North West Guadalcanal Constituency is going full steam ahead with the ministry again calling for eligible contractors to submit their bid.

Honiara, 28 May 2020: Eleven years old Samuel Jason Voda Marsh, a fifth grader at Honiara International School (Woodford) yesterday joined officer from the Ministries of Environment and Fisheries to tag and release back into the wild, a juvenile Green Marine Turtle (Species name - Chelonia mydas).

Honiara, 28 May 2020: Work is progressing well at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources freshwater fish hatchery project at Aruligo, North West Guadalcanal despite the Covid 19 State of Emergency.

Representatives from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), the SIG ICT Services, Customs, Health, Soltuna, National Fisheries Development (NFD) and iTUNA Intel conducted a 3-day workshop at Munda from 11-13 March to advance proposals to establish a wholly integrated digital catch documentation and traceability scheme for the Noro Fishing Port which will be known as ePort

The Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation of Japan (OFCF) and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, last week, signed documents containing records of the 10th Joint Meeting between the two parties paving the way for further financial and technical assistance to the Sea Cucumber Project in Solomon Islands.

Tiaro Community, West Guadalcanal Constituency early this month were given tips on how to harmonize tourism development with marine conservation.

Revenue collected through licenses is set to hit an all time high this fishing season as more fishing days are being sold to the major fishing nations.

A three-day workshop conducted by Dr Andrew Hunt of the Oceanic Fisheries Programme ( OFP) from SPC for staff of the offshore Division has taught participants with the basic knowledge on how to analyse Tuna data from the TUFMAN 2 Tuna database Management information System.

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