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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.
HONIARA, 25th Nov 2020: The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, now has a new updated Corporate Plan.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Freshwater Fish Hatchery development project at Aruligo, North West Guadalcanal Constituency is going full steam ahead with the ministry again calling for eligible contractors to submit their bid.
Honiara, 28 May 2020: Eleven years old Samuel Jason Voda Marsh, a fifth grader at Honiara International School (Woodford) yesterday joined officer from the Ministries of Environment and Fisheries to tag and release back into the wild, a juvenile Green Marine Turtle (Species name - Chelonia mydas).
Honiara, 28 May 2020: Work is progressing well at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources freshwater fish hatchery project at Aruligo, North West Guadalcanal despite the Covid 19 State of Emergency.
SIG Looks to Pilot an Integrated Digital Catch Documentation & Traceability Scheme for Noro Fishing OperationsWritten by Francis Pituvaka
Representatives from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), the SIG ICT Services, Customs, Health, Soltuna, National Fisheries Development (NFD) and iTUNA Intel conducted a 3-day workshop at Munda from 11-13 March to advance proposals to establish a wholly integrated digital catch documentation and traceability scheme for the Noro Fishing Port which will be known as ePort.
Solomon Islands Government (SIG) through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) is taking the lead at the PNA (Parties to the Nauru Agreement) level in its fight against Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU), especially monitoring on Long Line (LL) and Purse Seine (PS) fishing vessels.
The Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation of Japan (OFCF) and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, last week, signed documents containing records of the 10th Joint Meeting between the two parties paving the way for further financial and technical assistance to the Sea Cucumber Project in Solomon Islands.