16 Oct 2018

Reports of 'fish piracy' on Solomons fishing boats

4:28 pm on 16 October 2018

A Solomon Islands company has accused local fishermen of piracy on its purse seiners.

Purse Seine fishing

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The general manager at Solomon Islands National Fisheries Developments Ltd, Frank Wickham, said there had been multiple incidents of people boarding his company's boats at sea and stealing its fish.

Mr Wickham told the Solomon Star some of his crew were being threatened.

He said the "pirates" - who boarded in provincial waters - were also sabotaging expensive fishing equipment.