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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."








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