Fiji approves action plan to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal unreported and regulated fishing

fiji approves action plan

Fiji has approved the adoption of Fiji's National Plan of Action (NPOA) to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing on all fishing vessels that berth at Fiji ports.

Head of the Ministry of Primary Industries, Joketani Cokanasiga said in recent years, IUU fishing has become a serious issue because it undermines efforts to conserve and manage fish stocks. 

"Without any concerted efforts at international, regional and national level to prevent and deter IUU fishing will result in severe loss of socio-economic opportunities, food security, and environmental protection.  ....more