Australia Reports on Largest Pacific Illegal Fishing Surveillance Operation
The largest annual ocean surveillance operation in the world has just concluded, resulting in over 130 on-board inspections and at least four apprehensions of fishing vessels involved in illegal fishing.
Australia’s Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) joined 14 other Pacific nations, led by the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) to monitor 21.3 million square kilometres over 12 days.
The FFA collaborates with the Quadrilateral Defence Coordination Group, which comprises Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States of America.
The operation covered tuna fishing grounds throughout the Western and Central ...Full Story »