Ministry of Fisheries to closely monitor fishing of Kawakawa
September 6, 2015 1:28 am
The Fisheries Ministry will continue to monitor the buying, selling or eating of Donu and Kawakawa in the country.
Minister Osea Naiqamu made this statement while speaking at the celebration of the Donu and Kawakawa campaign last night.
Naiqamu says the ministry will work closely with relevant stakeholders and local communities to save this endangered fish for our future generation.
“Fisheries department is working across the country to help communities to better manage their fisheries whether its food securities or livelihood, our people need help, as a pacific island nation healthy reefs and healthy fisheries are critical in supporting the food and income needs of our people.”
Naiqamu also reveals they have found that Donu and Kawakawa no longer exist in some of their breeding places in Fiji like the Mali passage in Labasa.
Meanwhile the group that is at the forefront of this campaign is the For Fiji Movement will continue to raise funds to create more awareness in coastal and rural maritime communities.