Fisheries ministry clarifies disposal procedure

Kawakawa and Donu seized by fisheries personnel from the MV Brianna. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Ministry of Fisheries has clarified that it will only dispose of confiscated fish after formal action on the seized catches has been concluded.

In a statement to clarify rumours on social media platform Facebook that confiscated fish were consummated by personnel, the ministry stated it had a clear process for the disposal and destruction of confiscated fish.

“This is consistent with the ministry’s mandate to sustainably manage the fisheries resources on behalf of the people of Fiji,” the ministry stated.

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