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Fisheries opens door

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

RABI Islanders can now breathe a sigh of relief after the Fisheries Department opened a new office on the island.

Northern fisheries officer Joji Vakawaletabua said the development meant daily services to the villagers.

"We had our ice plant on the island and our teams used to visit the villagers every fortnight or on a weekly basis, depending on the need on the ground," he said.

"However, having our office on Rabi now means daily services to the islanders. The office can cater for fishermen who fish in the area and travel past the island."

Mr Vakawaletabua said the presence of his team would help them identify the islanders' needs.

"We do know of some projects that will happen on the island and we have plans for the villagers, including seaweed and other types of marine farming," he said.

"But being there every day and working with the people will help us know more about their needs and we can strengthen our working relationship."

Island social worker Terekano Takesau said they had benefitted from the advice given by fisheries officers.








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