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Fijians must adhere to the ban: Koroilavesau

August 11, 2020 12:30 pm
The Ministry of Fisheries is calling on Fijians to adhere to the ban on beche-de-mer harvesting.

The Ministry of Fisheries is calling on Fijians to adhere to the ban on beche-de-mer harvesting.

Minister Semi Koroilavesau says they are considering a temporary uplifting of the ban but no decision has been made as yet.

Koroilavesau says they are consulting and people must understand it’s a complicated process.

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“People may have misinterpreted and if they go out to collect beche-de-mer, they will be on the wrong side of the law and they will be prosecuted for it.”

The Minister adds they need to ensure the sustainability of beche-de-mer.

In September 2017, the Ministry enforced a total ban on harvesting, purchasing and sale of sea cucumber.

 

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