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Honiara, 21 October 2019: Offshore division staff of the Ministry of Fisheries have joined those from other Forum Fisheries Agency member countries in a series of workshops and meetings last week ahead of the Management Options Consultations Meetings (MOC) which will begin on the 28th to 31st October.

Dr Christian Ramofafia has been re-appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. His appointment was formalised last week when he was sworn in at the government House.


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).

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.

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."

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