Russell Islands rich inshore fishing grounds to be developed and managed for revenue earning and for future generations.
Fishing communities in Russell Islands, in Central Province, have met and decided to develop and advance fisheries to gain revenue for the people.
“The Russell Islands Fisheries Association or (RIFA) was formally established with the signing of a mandatory document on Sunday 19 July at Louna village in a joint partnership with Savo-Russell constituency, the Central Islands Provincial Government and the Russell Islands Investment Forum (RIIF).
“The formal establishment of RIFA was made following the signing of an earlier memorandum of understanding between the Savo Russell Constituency, Russell Islands Investment Forum (RIIF) and the Central Islands Provincial Government.
“The Association has been tasked to develop a Russell Islands fisheries management and development program together with its guiding principles and general code of conduct of its fisheries network.
“The Central Islands Provincial Government Fisheries Division will assist the Interim Executive in the registration process to develop a constitution and in operating financial bank details.”
Source GCU and Solomon Times.