Combined NZ- Fiji patrols inspect six vessels for illegal fishing

Combined maritime surveillance patrols by New Zealand and Fiji agencies, on Royal New Zealand Navy inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo, recently confiscated the entire catch of six commercial fishing vessels alleged to have been fishing illegally in Qelelevu Lagoon, a traditional fishing ground. Picture: MEDIUM/File Photo

SUVA, 26 JUNE 2018 (NZDF) – Combined maritime surveillance patrols by New Zealand and Fiji agencies recently identified six commercial fishing vessels alleged to have been fishing illegally in a traditional fishing ground (iqoliqoli). Aisake Batibasaga, the Director of Fisheries, said Fiji fisheries officers, together with New Zealand and Fiji personnel currently conducting combined maritime […]

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