Police and Fisheries officers have arrested three Vietnamese ‘blue boats’ (fishing boats) over the weekend for alleged illegal fishing within Solomon Islands waters.
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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 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.