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The Governments of Japan and Solomon Islands have formalized a Grant Aid Agreement to support fisheries development programmes with the signing of documents in Honiara on Friday last week.

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Aquaculture Division has hailed as success a three-day workshop it organised in Honiara recently to look at the future of Tilapia and seaweed in the country.


HONIARA, 26 June 2019 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries who attended the 16th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial Meeting in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, last week joined other ministers in signing off on a key report – the Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of Living Oceanic Resources by the Small Island Developing States of the Western and Central Pacific (the Strategic Action Programme or SAP) – for submission to the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Honiara 13 June 2019: There is need for a change in attitude if we ever going to tackle the issue of plastic waste, this is the message that rang out loudly as staff of the Ministry of Fisheries led a clean-up campaign on Saturday in Honiara.

The Western and Central Pacific Ocean holds the world’s largest tuna fishery with a total catch of more than 2.5 million tons a year. The target species (albacore, skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin) are being managed at sustainable levels and there is no overfishing occurring for these stocks. This is in stark contrast to all other oceans.

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