Maritime academy launches by-catch manual –Koroilavesau
February 27, 2019 5:02 pm
The Fiji Maritime Academy has launched its protected species mitigation for the Fiji offshore fisheries training manual.
The by-catch training manual is a first for Fiji where tertiary institutions will introduce such training.
While launching the manual this week, Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau highlighted that it was a step in the right direction in addressing the issues of bycatch for Fiji and the region.
It is much important to fishers to act responsibly, not only do they need to be aware that such interaction may occur but they should as far as they can mitigate or avoid such interaction while going about their fishing activities.
Koroilavesau believes the bycatch training manual will help enhance the sustainability of the tuna longline fisheries in the country