JUST IN: Government authorizes purchase of all tuna caught by boats in queue

Local fishermen out at sea | Photo: Zuvaan Masveriya

Malé, Maldives – The Government of Maldives on Wednesday authorized the purchase of all tuna caught by fishing vessels queued at Koodoo.

Total catch of all fishing boats in Koodoo lagoon will be purchased. Fishers have been informed the queue numbers and dates on which fish will be purchased from all boats.

President’s Office Statement
Fish purchase resumes | Source: MIFCO CEO

While MIFCO agreed to purchase the whole catch of fishing vessels queued at Koodoo this evening, the situation escalated after more fishing vessels entered Koodoo. The government has now authorized the purchase from all boats.