Fijians to take bans put in place by fisheries ministry seriously
June 5, 2018 1:15 am
The Fisheries ministry is warning Fijians to take the bans put in place seriously as they’re now closely monitoring fish markets and selling spots.
This comes after minister responsible, Semi Koroilavesau visited some of the outer islands and stressed the importance of these bans.
Koroilavesau says these bans include no harvesting or selling of beach-der-mers, live corals and even the use of Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
“I just recently returned from visiting the islands starting from Vatulele going to Viwa around Yasawa and they admitted that there are still some illegal activities going around. Yasawa more so they have the highest fatalities from diving. We have basically emphasized the ban that is in place now but in any case the whole of Fiji now understands that we’re very serious about the ban in place.”
The Ministry says Fijians need to understand the bans put in place to ensure live corals and beach-der-mers grow back to a sustainable level for our future generation.