10 May 2017

NZ Navy vessel in Fiji boosts fight against illegal fishing

From , 4:03 am on 10 May 2017

The arrival of a New Zealand Navy vessel in Fiji is being hailed as as a boost in the fight against illegal fishing across right across the South Pacific.

HMNZS Hawea arrived in Suva harbour this week to help will help patrol Fiji's Exclusive Economic Zone and territorial waters, and help train its navy.

It's the first time one of the New Zealand Navy's inshore patrol vessels has been deployed to the South Pacific.

CEO of The Fiji Fish Marketing Group Darryl Hodson told Tim Glasgow, that in his opinion it is the best thing to happen to the Fiji fishing industry.

HMNZS Hawea sailing out from Devonport Naval base

HMNZS Hawea sailing out from the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland Photo: PHOTO NZ