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.
“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.