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Monday, December 10, 2018: 

Fiji’s fisheries ministry keen to improve seven key areas, includes sustainable fisheries.

FIJI’S Ministry of Fisheries will be looking to improve seven key areas such as sustainable fisheries, climate change mitigation and adaptation and aquaculture. read more

Thursday, October 4, 2018: 

Fisheries ministry to incorporate climate resilience actions.

THE Ministry of Fisheries will continue to incorporate climate resilience actions and adaptations efforts through practical and cost effective initiatives. read more

Sunday, August 19, 2018: 

Confiscated fish kept by the fisheries minister: Minister .

ALL banned fish that were confiscated since June have been kept in their various divisions with the Ministry of Fisheries. read more

Friday, July 13, 2018: 

Fisheries ministry warns repeat offenders of kawakawa, donu ban .

THE Ministry of Fisheries will seize the vessels, vehicles and fishing gears of people caught repeating the offence of fishing, selling or exporting kawakawa and donu. read more

Thursday, June 28, 2018: 

2018/19 Budget: $20.5m for Fisheries Ministry.

THE Ministry of Fisheries has been allocated $20.5million.read more

Tuesday, June 5, 2018: 

Kawakawa population declines.

STUDIES have shown that over the past 30 years, the population of kawakawa fish has declined by 70 per cent in the qoliqoli of Vanua Levu. read more

Friday, June 1, 2018: 

Ban on kawakawa, donu.

THE seasonal ban on kawakawa and donu begins today as agreed by the Fiji Government during the UN Ocean Conference in New York last year. read more

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 

Licence hassle.

ACCESSING fishing licences have been a major hurdle for rural women who depend on the qoliqoli for income. This was revealed at yesterday's Northern Women"s Fisheries Forum held in Labasa where women openly discussed their challenges in using the qoliqoli as a business income.read more

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: 

Resource owners fear for Safety of Wardens.

QOLIQOLI customary owners are concerned about the safety of fish wardens describing their duties as risky.read more

Saturday, April 07, 2018: 

Query Clarified.

One of the qualifying issues in the audit of the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests 2016 accounts raised by the Auditor-General (OAG) was an unreconciled variance of $224,312 between the fishing fees of $405,640 and the FMIS ledger balance of $629,952.read more

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018: 

No issues raised on New Nawi Development says minister.

Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau has clarified that no issues regarding the development of Nawi Island was raised during a talanoa session in Suvusavu last week. Mr Koroilavesau visited the area and inspected the pearl farms belonging to J Hunter Pearls in the district of Nasavusavu and Wailevu.read more

 

 Wednesday, March 28, 2018: 

Fisheries Ministry launch HR Operational Manual.

The new human resources operational manual launched by Fiji's Ministry of Fisheries today will act as a guiding tool for the ministry to implement HR management practices.Ministry of Fisheries permanent secreatry Sanaila Naqali relayed this at the launch of the HRM Operational Manual in Suva today.read more

 

Friday, March 23, 2018: 

Good news for fishers.

Good news for small-scale and women fishers after the Ministry of Fisheries reviewed and slashed the proposed fishing licensing fees. Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau said the proposed fees of $100 to $150 for small-scale fisheries had been reduced to $5.50.read more 

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018: 

Ministry focuses on coastal fishing

Since becoming an independent entity, the Fisheries Ministry has shifted its focus to issues which need urgent attention and one of the priority areas is coastal fishing. Speaking in Parliament recently, Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesae said coastal fisheries was integral to a significant number of people.read more 

 

Friday, March 09, 2018: 

Koroilavesau clears air on customary fishing licence 

Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau has confirmed there were no fees charged for fishermen or members of the public who applied for licence in customary fishing. This was after Opposition Member of Parliament Parmod Chand, on Wednesday,  questioned Mr Koroilavesau in Parliament on why were the fishermen, who applied for fishing licences, were asked to pay  access fees for qoliqoli on an undetermined figure. read more 

 

Wednesday, March 07, 2018:

Species protection 

The Ministry of Fisheries is working to identify key marine species that were threatened and ensure its protection. Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau said this exercise was in line with Fiji's COP23 presidency ocean pathway initiative to manage critical coastal and marine ecosystems. He said the ban on the harvest, sale and export of all hard corals was to ensure the existing threats faced by Fiji's reef system through changing climate and human influences was minimised.read more 

 

Friday, February 23, 2018:

West Central Pacific fisheries meet to manage Tuna 

EIGHTY fisheries experts from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean convened in Nadi to learn the best tuna management practices in a collective effort to achieve more sustainable fisheries sectors. During the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project workshop, participants received tools to better manage their respective fisheries.read more 

 

Friday, January 26, 2018:

Ten MPAs this year

The creation of ten marine protected areas, two from each division is amongst the major priorities of the government.According to the Director of Fisheries Aisake Batibasaga, the government hopes to create and gazette the protection of these MPAs as part of what it hopes to achieve in 2018.read more 

 

Monday, January 22, 2018:

Fisheries aims to improve system

The Ministry of Fisheries is working to improve and strengthen the monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) of our fisheries area along the coast and maritime islands.Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavasau said the ministry would work with other government agencies such as the navy, police and Customs authority to ensure this exercise was followed through.read more