Fiji Time: 9:25 PM on Friday 31 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Fishing ground thrives

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

THE tabu introduced in the qoliqoli of Wainunu three years ago has resulted in a growing abundance of fish for the villagers.

The villagers don't have to venture far out to sea to fish but remain within a 50-metre boundary from the shore to catch all the fish they need.

Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea said the tabu had brought delight to his people.

"They save money on fuel as they don't have to take their boats out far to sea to fish," he said.

"The villagers just remain within the 50-metre boundary of the village shore — we can see them from the village.

"It is good for everyone and the women are the luckiest because they are the ones who usually worry about family meals, so with such an abundant supply, they don't need to worry to much about catching fish."

Ratu Orisi said even the children were making good use of the huge supply this holiday.

"The children just stand in shallow waters and catch their fish.

"It is the oversupply in the tabu areas that has overflowed to the approved fishing grounds."

"The whole district of Wainunu has experienced a difference in their qoliqoli and we will continue to observe the tabu."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61530.5963
JPY 59.284856.2848
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.72270.6897
AUD 0.65180.6268
USD 0.47520.4582

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Teary farewell for trio
  2. No say over lease
  3. Accident at mill
  4. $16.7m park upgrade
  5. Goodwill payment for landowners
  6. Fiji Pearls want top eight finish
  7. 'Empower girls'
  8. Education important
  9. Road helps seal friendship
  10. Investor-friendly policies

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  2. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  3. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  4. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  5. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  6. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  7. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  8. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  9. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  10. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)