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Fishermen told to abide by COVID regulations

September 14, 2021 6:30 am

As COVID-19 cases emerge in the maritime areas, fishermen who are given special licenses are not to trade among islands.

Fisheries Minister, Semi Koroilavesau says these fishermen have been given a maximum of three days out at sea – knowing the risks involved.

He adds fishermen are being monitored to ensure they return to their designated locations after their catch, with no detours or stop-overs in between.

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“Normally we would give unlimited time but that was without COVID and they can get supply from the islands. But at the moment it is restricted. There’s a lot of infections now on the outer islands especially in Yasawa and Kadavu.”

Koroilavesau says these fishermen although fully vaccinated still need to adhere to the COVID protocols.

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