The Ministry of Fisheries, along with other partners will shortly be commencing on awareness and outreach around inshore fish and crab species size limits in Fiji.
The Set Size campaign will be focused on developing a system of sustainable minimum size limits for inshore fish in Fiji.
The ministry also recognises the importance of ensuring people comply with the current fisheries rules and regulations to address and minimise any unsustainable harvesting practices.
A recent recruitment of additional dedicated frontline inshore fisheries compliance officers has now been completed and these officers will be commencing duties from tomorrow.
These additional officers will be in the field conducting targeted inspections across Fiji to ensure compliance with fisheries rules, including the current size limits.
The Ministry of Fisheries will be enforcing these fisheries rules and will take effective action against anyone found to be violating fisheries regulations.