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Villagers reap rewards

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

AFTER subjecting parts of their qoilqoli to a taboo, the villagers of Naboutini in Saqani are reaping the rewards.

The taboo was introduced in 2002 and a village committee was set up to look after the project.

Known as the Vunilagi Vou kei Nautosolo, the committee has been strict with the rules ensuring that all villagers observe the taboo.

Chairman Kolinio Rainima said the villagers had observed the rules laid down by his team banning any kind of fishing activity in the taboo area.

"Ever since introducing it, we have seen the good things about the tabu (taboo)," he said.

"The villagers are benefiting from it — we don't have to go out far to look for fish.

"In the past we used to spend a day and night out at sea so we could catch enough fish to bring back home."

Mr Rainima said such a practice no longer happened, adding villagers don't have to go far out to sea to fish.

"And it will only take us half an hour to catch a bucket full of fish instead of a whole day like what used to happen in the past.

"The tabu has brought a lot of good things to us — we don't allow any fishing activities in the area.

"If there is a village function, the men go to the reserved area which we have set aside to catch fish.

"This area is for village functions only or if families are holding a reunion, then they can catch fish from the reserved area."








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