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The fishing community of East Central Guadalcanal Constituency have received an early Christmas gift with the handing over of their Constituency Fisheries Centre at Kaoka at the weekend.

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."

The Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP) Solomon Islands is funded by World Bank and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and implemented in the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) since 2016. The objective of the program is to strengthen the shared management of selected Pacific Island oceanic and coastal fisheries, and the critical habitats upon which they depend.

A delegation made up of five officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), the Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries Programme (MSSIF) and the Pacific Community (SPC) recently visited Timor Leste to view the development of the country’s Nile Tilapia hatchery and farming systems.

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.

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