Safeguarding the fisheries

Illegal fishing is a major issue in region.

Australia, NZ support Solomon Islands Maritime Security

Australia and New Zealand are continuing to supporting maritime surveillance and security patrols in Vanuatu and Solomon Island’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel (RSIPV) Auki returned to Honiara last week following a 16 day fisheries operation targeting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing across both Vanuatu’s and Solomon Island’s EEZ. The operation, designated Operation SOLVAN, is an Australian Government-funded operation.

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