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Honolulu 7 December 2018 — Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean is being targeted for elimination like never before following calls by Pacific Leaders for “action to end illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and associated activities."

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.

Hon, 9th Nov 2017: In response to MFMR and FFA request, a French aircraft from the French Navy based in Noumea, New Caledonia conducted a reconnaissance flight over sea areas in Temotu on Wednesday this week but could not locate vessels of interest in the area.

Hon, 9th Nov 2017: In response to MFMR and FFA request, a French aircraft from the French Navy based in Noumea, New Caledonia conducted a reconnaissance flight over sea areas in Temotu on Wednesday this week but could not locate vessels of interest in the area.