The Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesau congratulated those 14 fisheries officers who completed the first Ministry of Fisheries Compliance Induction Training today.
While addressing the graduates Minister Koroilavesau said the new roles represent the commitment of the Government and the Ministry to deliver more effective fisheries compliance to support the sustainable management of our inshore fisheries resources.
These enforcement officers who are from different divisions within Fiji will keep an eye on those who catch Kawakawa and Donu fish during the ban period.
Ban on catching, selling and consuming Kawakawa and Donu fish begins tomorrow and these officers will ensure that the ban is not breached. Those found breaching the ban will be fined.
The Fisheries Minister acknowledged the support received from the New Zealand Government and the Fiji Environment Law Association in completing this four weeks training.