Solomon Islands Fisheries Overview. PRIORITY ADAPTATIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE FOR FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN SOLOMON ISLANDS: REDUCING RISKS AND CAPITALISING ON OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP Iron Bottom Sound, Honiara 18 th – 19 th April 2013 By Rosalie Masu Deputy Director Inshore ( ag ).
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PRIORITY ADAPTATIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE FOR FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN SOLOMON ISLANDS: REDUCING RISKS AND CAPITALISING ON OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP
Iron Bottom Sound, Honiara
18th – 19th April 2013
By Rosalie Masu
Deputy Director Inshore (ag)
Brief Introduction of Solomon Islands
- traditional money
- selling of resources
90’s – export of farmed tiger prawns
Current Efforts: Seaweed Farming as an alternative. Target production for 2013: 1500mt
Small backyard ponds – Tilapia (Mosambique)
GIFT Tilapia – Risk Assessment Complete, Biosecurity Protocols.
Current Research: Milkfish&Mullet
Peanut Fish (SticopusHorrens)
Mostly for subsistence only
Shells (gastropods, bivalve)
Fish eg. Tilapia
Tuna Catch by Domestic and Foreign Vessels 2000 - 2011
From 2000 – 2011, Catch was dominated by Skipjack.
Skip Jack – 72%
Yellow Fin – 24%
Big Eye – 1%
Albacore – 2%
Others – 1%
- shift from subsistence to cash base
- increase population
Ban for Export
Reduce fishing pressure – Aquaculture Options
Management Plans for key commercial species.
Encourage Marine Protected Areas and Managed Areas through CBRM/CBFMand EAFM approaches.
NGO partners – Monitoring in project Sites
Solomon Islands managing Tuna together with other countries as part of Regional Cooperation through: PNA (Parties to the Nauru Agreement), FFA, W
Tuna management Plan.
Vessel Day Scheme (VDS)
New Policy: To land tuna catches onshore
Encourage Onshore based investments
Fisheries Bill: Pass June/July sitting
Management Plans finalised for key commercial species
Strengthen Partnership: Communities (CBOs), NGOs, Provincial, Regional Organisations, Industries.