Fisheries meet eyes better monitoring, control, surveillance for Pacific

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. –Fisheries officials from all 17 member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, FFA, are in Honiara this week turning the spotlight on the work they do to monitor, control and keep watch over offshore fishing.

Rai Balang maritime sweep nets illegal fishers in North Pacific

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. – The annual Rai Balang maritime surveillance sweep focussed in the North Pacific had some record results as it wound down its ten-day operation for 2014 late Friday. The administrative seizure and torching of fishing tenders and gear, citations for six fishing vessels, and boardings by inspectors of  69 fishing vessels across the Micronesian region has sent a clear message to vessels in Pacific waters fishing in breach of their license agreements, or without a licence: you will be caught.