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Tuesday 22 Aug, 2017 - The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has started implementing E-Monitoring on Long Line Vessels with two vessels already fitted with E-Monitoring Units at the weekend.

A combined raid by Ministry of Fisheries Compliance officers and Police on a warehouse at the Malaita Provincial capital Auki, has found more than 50 kilograms of dried beche-de-mer early this month.

In the margins of the World Ocean Summit in Bali today, the Solomon Islands Delegation, led by Hon. John Maneniaru, received the official announcement from Mr Karmemu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, of the Commission’s decision to lift the yellow card from Solomon Islands.

The Ministry of Fisheries this week signed documents with representatives from the Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation of Japan (OFCF) for further funding support for the sea cucumber project.

The recent signing of amendments to the South Pacific Tuna Treaty by diplomats from the United States and the 16 Pacific Islands at Novotel Hotel in Nadi has been hailed a success.

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission annual meeting opened yesterday in Nadi, Fiji with a traditional Fijian welcome ceremony and a call by the organization’s chairperson to appreciate “the value of incremental progress” in the Commission’s decision making process for fisheries conservation and management.

A joint-operation involving the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Compliance Officers and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force over the weekend has led to the release of 27 dolphins from floating cages at Mbungana, Central Islands Province.