Update: 3:03PM A COLLABORATIVE effort by the Fisheries Department and police resulted in the seizure of fishing gears, boats and fish belonging to a group of fishermen in Labasa this morning.
Fisheries principal officer Jovesa Naceva said the fishermen were allegedly fishing illegally in the Macuata waters.
catch, fishing equipment and their three boats have been seized. The fishermen
were using gas," he said.
has been handed over to the police but at the moment, all the fish have been
sold and the money collected will be directed to the government as revenue."
police commander Northern SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau said they were aware of
the matter and investigations have started.