Solomon Islands fisheries officers receives new outfit

Officers of Solomon Islands Monitoring, Compliance and Surveillance Department of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) have taken delivery of new sets of uniforms recently.

The uniforms which included overall suits, boots and caps will be worn when carrying out their duties.

The assistance was made possible by Pete Southern from the Ministry of Primary Industries in New Zealand who initiated the process to procure the uniforms.

A similar assistance was received in 2013.

“In 2013 we received eight pairs of overall suits, boots and caps funded by the New Zealand Government and it was Pete Southern who organized them for us,” said Chief Fisheries Officer Charles Tobasala.

Tobasala thanked and acknowledged the New Zealand Government as the uniforms have been provided with funding from the Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) Programme - a long term institutional strengthening programme supporting the MFMR funded by the New Zealand Programme.

The uniforms will boost their image at work especially when carrying out their duties on board fishing vessels and during any other onshore jobs.