Norwegian govt calls on Pacific to help fight against fisheries crime


The Norwegian fisheries minister, Harald Nesvik, has asked for the assistance of Pacific island nations to combat fisheries crime.

Speaking at the recent Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia, Nesvik said small island areas with large seas were highly vulnerable to transnational organised fishing crime.

He invited ministers in the Pacific to support Norway in the fight against fisheries crime.

He extended the invitation to all those present at the conference who had not already taken a stand against fisheries crime.

Norway has previously backed Indonesia in seeking to declare illegal fishing as a transnational organised crime.

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