A virtual roundtable discussion on the Bina Harbour Tuna Processing Plant Project (BHTPPP) was held at the World Bank Group office in Honiara recently to update partners on the progress of the project and the Ministry of Fisheries forward working plan recently.
Honiara 25th May 2021: MFMR completes second consultation with Lorde Howe for sea cucumber management plan.
Honiara 18th May 2021: The country’s Tuna Industry continues to provide much needed local employment opportunities while at the same time contributes significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) standing.
Honiara 12th May 2021: Revenue earned from our tuna fishery is ranked second by the Ministry of Finance after MoFT’s IRD and Customs, Permanent Secretary Dr Christain Ramofafia revealed during the Radio Talk back show on Sunday.
The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Legal team delivered a training on Investigations and Evidence Management for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) Compliance Officers and few enforcement agencies of the Government.
Honiara, 29th April 2021: A team from the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) section of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) visited the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) for two days this week to carry out a general medical check for all Fisheries Officers.
Honiara, 28th April 2021: Solomon Islands has taken steps to develop the national crewing policy for fishing vessels that was agreed by the Fisheries Ministers of the Forum Fisheries Committee of the FFA where Solomon Islands is a member.
Honiara, 23rd April 2021: Senior managers of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has taken a proactive approach to review their respective staff’s Job Descriptions (JDs).
Honiara, 21st April 2021: A joint operation early this week at a property in Honiara have failed to locate a suspected huge consignment of illegally harvested beche-de-mer products.
Honiara 9th April 2021: The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources this morning launched its brand new website.
Speaking on the occasion, Permanent Secretary Dr Christain Ramofafia said the new website gives the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources the opportunity to show case its work to the world. “This website will serve as our platform to showcase who we are, to share our core business programmes. Our achievements, our responsibilities, our obligations, our commitments to the fisheries sector and to the people of our country will now be shared with others beyond our borders,” he said.
Honiara, 30th March 2021: A joint one day consultation meeting co-hosted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and World Fish for people of Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) has concluded with all parties agreeing to work together to develop a management plan for sea cucumber (beche-de-mere fishery) for Lord Howe group of islands.
Honiara, 10 March 2021: Reports of alleged illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers (bech-de-mer) in some coastal communities has reached the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. The reports described this rampant activity of some people who continue harvesting sea cucumbers despite the current ban.
Honiara, 7 Feb 2021: Officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) recently attended a one day workshop organised by the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) at the Heritage Park Hotel.
Fisheries Ministers from Parties to Nauru Agreement (PNA) countries have signed a communique at the end of their two-day Ministerial Meeting through virtual platform.