Methodist church supports the seasonal ban on Kawakawa and Donu
July 19, 2018 6:59 pm
As part of its commitment to environmental stewardship, the Methodist Church in Fiji has partnered with the 4FJ campaign to conduct outreach on the four-month ban on kawakawa and done, to communities across Fiji.
Church’s Secretary for Communications and Overseas Mission, Wilfred Regunamada says they want to empower the people to engage their congregations and give them a chance to do what’s right.
Change developed the 4FJ campaign for the Fisheries Ministry in 2014, in response to studies that found that around 80 per cent of Fiji’s known Kawakawa and Donu breeding grounds were rapidly declining or have been lost.
The Methodist Church is one of the first institutional champions of the campaign, supporting it since.
Over the past four years, close to 16,000 individuals have publicly pledged not to catch, sell or eat Kawakawa and Donu during their peak breeding months.
This year, with wide public support for the campaign, the Ministry implemented a legal ban on Kawakawa and Donu from June through September.