PLANS are in the pipeline to build a well-structured fisheries facility in Lekutu, Bua to assist fishermen in the area and neighbouring islands.
Principal fisheries officer Northern Joji Vakawaletabua yesterday said the proposed facility would save money and time for fishermen because they would not have to travel all the way to Nabouwalu and Labasa to do business.
"We are planning to construct a facility similar to the one we have in Wainikoro where fishermen can come and sell their catch or buy ice or even do paperwork for their licences," he said.
"This will help villagers save extra money as transportation to Nabouwalu or to Labasa is very expensive. But this proposed plan is entirely up to the interest of the fishermen in the area. Their interest will enhance the construction of the facility."
Meanwhile, Mr Vakawaletabua said their focus now was on seaweed farming.
He said some villages in the northern part of Macuata had already embarked on such farming.
The villages included Lakeba in Namuka, Kavewa, Druadrua and Nagigi to name a few.