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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.
Revenue collected through licenses is set to hit an all time high this fishing season as more fishing days are being sold to the major fishing nations. The licensing section in the Ministry of Fisheries has experienced an increase in the number of requests from bilateral partners asking for more fishing days because of high yield expected this fishing season.
Honiara harbour has seen an increase in the number of fishing boats calling into port for transshipment since December 2019. For almost two years, there were no boats seen at the harbour because much of the fishing activity occur in other parts of the region.