New approach to tuna management

THE Pacific Ocean and those who depend on its fish face a growing crisis, according to Greenpeace. So the environmental organisation has decided to take a new approach in its efforts to persuade the body tasked with setting fishing rules – the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) – to live up to its…

PNA bid to control longline fishing

THE eight Pacific nations and Tokelau that make up the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) are seeking more control over the little-scrutinised longline fishing industry in the Pacific. While purse seine fishing boats are required to carry an independent observer to report on catches, the PNA is imposing its own measures on longline vessels…

Lasi highlights nation’s agenda in WCPFC13

UNDER Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has highlighted the country’s key issues of interest in this year’s Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Nadi, Monday. Ferral Lasi, in his country statement at the official opening of the thirteenth WCPFC meeting, said some of the critical issues on the…

Keep away from crime, youths told

Youths in Malaita have been told to stay away from criminal activities and uphold respect. Police made the reminder at the opening of a three-day Youth Market in provincial capital Auki, which opened last Friday. Youths were instead encouraged to be involved in meaningful activities like the Youth Market, which was more beneficial than wasting…

SOSAI, SICCI engage in job workshop

Twenty five members of the Sons of Solomon Association International (SOSAI) completed a one-day workshop at the Heritage Park Hotel last week. The workshop was aimed to formulate a policy that would govern how the organisation would address unemployment through increasing employment opportunities. It carried the theme, “Articulating a new policy framework for increasing employment…

Improved services for people with disabilities discussed

CONSULTATIONS to enhance the Disability Mainstreaming Framework concludes on Tuesday. Ministry of Health and Medical Services acting director of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Division Elsie Taloafiri said all input from this consultation programme will be followed with further consultations. Ms Taloafiri said these consultations will assist in the development of the Disability Mainstreaming Framework Guideline – a…

Bishop reaffirms Aust-SI ties

AUSTRALIA Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop has reiterated her country’s commitment under the bilateral ties with Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Bishop, who led a all-female delegation on her fourth visit to Honiara yesterday, said Australia and Solomon Islands are friends, neigbours and partners. She told the media that this is being demonstrated by historical connections…