Managing ocean resources needs more


Managing of ocean resources needs more, said Mr David Ward British, High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, in a statement yesterday at the commemoration of the Commonwealth Day in Honiara.

He said managing of resources could be further elaborated as protecting them from pollution, especially plastics pollution.

Mr Ward said many plastic bags end up at sea after being used on average for 12 minutes and can last for thousands of years which is expected of one tonne pollution for every three tonnes of fish by 2025.

He explained this cannot be sustained and it has already been agreed upon nations across the world.

“Thanks to Solomon Islands for taking up actions, however, more action still needed to be done,” Ward said.

He said this year it is expected Heads of government in London will look especially at the importance of the marine environment under this last theme.

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