Published on : Monday, July 16, 2018
Fiji government will be implementing measures in its ports with the motive of detecting illegal fishing and prohibiting illegally caught fish from being offloaded and sold. It will further ensure information on unscrupulous vessels being shred globally.
Until and unless the Fiji’s ports permits the foreign fishing vessels and transmit detailed information about the identities providing detailed information about their identified, activities and the fish they have on board they will not be allowed to enter.
As per the Fiji government, signing the treaty will be strengthening the region’s ability to exclude illegal vessels from visiting vulnerable nations and small administrations.
Port State Measures is a treaty administered by the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations.
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency will have Fiji as its sixth member to sign up the treaty and other Pacific Island countries which are a part of the agreement are Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu.