Minister outlines fisheries, forestry plans

Update: 1:35PM ENHANCING and improving productivity in the Fisheries and Forestry sector will be one of the key areas the ministry is adamant to improve over the next four years, says newly-appointed Fisheries and Forestry Minister Osea Naiqamu.

 He
highlighted this during his official welcome ceremony yesterday.

“With this,
the Department of Fisheries is responsible for the formulation and
implementation of policies that promote best practice (equating conservation
and utilisation), that will ensure a prosperous and enhanced fisheries sector,” Mr Naiqamu said.

“We need to
improve coordination through consultation and partnership with resource owners,
communities, private sector, government agencies, Non-Governmental
Organisations, regional and international agencies.”

With the
future plans set to improve the two economic sectors, Mr Naiqamu is confident
of ensuring that our future generation will inherit a prosperous fisheries and
forestry sector.