With immediate effect I have directed officers to arrest those found in breach of the Environmental Emergency Declaration Regulation.
We are concerned that some members of the public have been sighted in the restricted areas despite numerous pleas to refrain from using these waters for fishing or any other form of recreational activities.
I had instructed our Operations and Divisional Police Commanders in the affected areas to arrest those found in breach of the Regulation on Friday January 9.
While this was the last step we had intended to take, we are only resorting to such measures now for everyone’s interests and wellbeing.
ACP RUSIATE TUDRAVU
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER