Fiji Time: 10:45 PM on Friday 31 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

North police probe illegal fishing claims

By SALASEINI MOCEIWAI
Thursday, September 04, 2014

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.

North Fisheries principal officer Jovesa Naceva said the fishermen were allegedly fishing illegally in the Macuata waters.

"All their catch, fishing equipment and their three boats have been seized. The fishermen were using gas," he said.

"The case 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."

Divisional police commander Northern SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau said they were aware of the matter and investigations have started.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black sea
  2. Son gives evidence
  3. Call to pressure Fiji
  4. Mission to save islands from drowning
  5. Office marks remembrance
  6. Businessman urges province to support education of children
  7. 'Robust Bill of Rights'
  8. Detect, treat and cure
  9. Giants win World Series
  10. Fete aims for $156k

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  9. Black sea Friday (31 Oct)
  10. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)