THE Ministry of Fisheries will make its submission to Cabinet on July 30 for the proposed legislation to turn Fiji's 1.2 million square kilometre Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) into a shark sanctuary.
Deputy permanent secretary of Fisheries Penina Cirikiyasawa confirmed this, saying they were happy with the draft submission.
"We will be giving the copy of the submission to the Minister of Fisheries Joketani Cokanasiga by the end of this week," she said.
"The only change that could be made is recommendations from the minister himself. Other than that, we have already had consultations with the industry stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders and we are pleased with the draft that has been compiled."
She did not reveal any parts of the submission only saying that it was an interesting draft.
"Cabinet sitting is on July 30 and that is when we will be making the submission."
The proposed legislation to turn Fiji's 1.2 million square kilometre EEZ into a shark sanctuary is expected to further boost Fiji's tourism industry.