19 Nov 2018

Norwegian govt calls on Pacific to help fight against fisheries crime

4:07 pm on 19 November 2018

The Norwegian fisheries minister, Harald Nesvik, has asked for the assistance of Pacific island nations to combat fisheries crime.

Tahiti fish market

Photo: RNZI/ Walter Zweifel

Speaking at the recent Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia, Nesvik said small island areas with large seas were highly vulnerable to transnational organised fishing crime.

He invited ministers in the Pacific to support Norway in the fight against fisheries crime.

He extended the invitation to all those present at the conference who had not already taken a stand against fisheries crime.

Norway has previously backed Indonesia in seeking to declare illegal fishing as a transnational organised crime.