31 Mar 2017

Vietnamese 'reef robbers' not blue boats - FFA

From , 4:03 pm on 31 March 2017

The Forum Fisheries Agency is urging people to call the Vietnamese boats poaching coastal reefs across reef robbers and not just blue boats.

This is after the latest arrest, on Sunday, of three of the vessels in Solomon Islands southernmost Rennell and Bellona province.

FFA director general James Movick told Koroi Hawkins the operation to capture the boats was a great example of regional and multi-agency co-operation involving local communities and authorities with aerial support provided by the French.

A Vietnamese "blue boat".

A Vietnamese "blue boat". Photo: AFP