Fiji supports Commission says Naiqamu
December 5, 2016 1:04 am
Fiji has been, and will continue to be committed to the activities of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.
This was the message relayed to stakeholders by Minister for Forests Osea Naiqamu at their 13th session of the Commission in Denarau, Nadi today.
He says Fiji is committed to the discussions and are willing to work with everyone to yield positive outcomes.
“The ever-increasing impacts of climate change on our oceans and its fisheries resources, compounded by the pressures of Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities, it is our collective duty more so now than ever to ensure that the Commission, begotten by us and for us, elevates the oceans and its species under our care to a state of sanctity once again, so that nothing of value may perish from the sea.”
The Minister urged participants to be mutually understanding so that key fish species and fisheries can enjoy long-term sustainability.