May 12, 2022

Work needed to fight illegal fishing: FAO – FBC News

Much more needs to be done to address the problem of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Pacific region.

Fisheries and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Fisheries Operations Officer Dr Mathew Camilleri says the instruments to enforce and monitor such incidents are available, but work remains to be done. diligent and efficient manner.


“A lot of work has been done but unfortunately today we still have to talk about illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, which undermines all these great efforts by states, international organizations, NGOs and others.”

The article continues after the ad

Callimeri is in the country to attend a three-day workshop in Nadi on the implementation of the 2009 FAO Port State Measures Agreement.

Fiji loses an estimated $200 million annually to illegal fishing, which the Department of Fisheries says robs the country of development opportunities.

Live
To agree

  • 95.4 FM
  • Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Labasa
  • 95.2 FM
  • Sigatoka, Ba
  • 95.6 FM
  • Tavua
  • 95.8 FM
  • Rakiraki

Live
To agree
  • 102.6 FM
  • Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Labasa
  • 102.4FM
  • Sigatoka, Ba
  • 102.8 FM
  • Tavua
  • 103.0FM
  • Rakiraki

Live
To agree
  • 97.8FM
  • Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Labasa
  • 97.6 FM
  • Sigatoka, Ba
  • 98.0FM
  • Tavua
  • 98.2 FM
  • Rakiraki

Live
To agree
  • 93.0FM
  • Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Labasa
  • 92.8 FM
  • Sigatoka, Ba
  • 93.2FM
  • Tavua
  • 93.4 FM
  • Rakiraki

Live
To agree
  • 100.2FM
  • Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Labasa
  • 100.0FM
  • Sigatoka, Ba
  • 100.4FM
  • Tavua
  • 100.6 FM
  • Rakiraki

Live
To agree
  • 105.0 FM
  • Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Labasa
  • 104.8 FM
  • Sigatoka, Ba
  • 105.2FM
  • Tavua
  • 105.4FM
  • Rakiraki