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Solomon Islands to destroy seized Vietnamese fishing boats

Staff Writer | August 21, 2017
A deal has been signed in Solomons Islands to destroy the Vietnamese blue boats caught fishing illegally earlier this year.
Solomon Islands fish
Asia   The boats failed to pass their sea worthiness examination
An arrangement has been made between the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and Iona Firi Properties Limited for the vessels' destruction in Malaita within four weeks.

The director of fisheries Edward Honiwala said this followed a High Court decision after the boats failed to pass their sea worthiness examination.

The boats must be destroyed in an environmentally and ecologically friendly manner in line with environmental and international laws that Solomon Islands has signed to observe.