AS part of efforts to control dalo theft, police are working with farmers on Taveuni to keep records of their daily sale transactions.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said farmers, buyers and dalo agents met last Monday where the issue was discussed.
The meeting was in response to concerns by residents on inefficient practices by police when attending to theft cases on the island.
Ms Naisoro said such records were important because it would keep track of sale transactions that parties were involved in.
"This can also assist police in investigations carried out for cases dealing with thefts of dalo," she said.
"The most prevalent cases on the island of Taveuni are that of dalo and yaqona theft.
"However, there has been a significant drop in the cases following stringent measures implemented by police."
Ms Naisoro said so far, they received 40 theft cases on the island compared to 17 cases for 2011 and 73 cases for last year.
"Agents and buyers must be aware of who they're dealing with as they could also be charged for receiving.
"Farmers were also advised to enquire with agents and buyers' identification so that they are fully aware of who they conduct their sales with.
"All reports have been attended to on time and majority of the cases have been dealt with."