Fiji Time: 9:25 PM on Monday 27 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Headman: No licence, no sale

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

VILLAGERS of Naboutini who do not own fishing licences will not be allowed to sell fish.

This law, which was introduced three years ago, was highlighted by village elders as part of their crime-fighting roles in Saqani Village in Cakaudrove.

Village headman Tupeni Dulu said any villager caught selling fish without a licence would be referred to the Department of Fisheries.

He said the rule was introduced following consultation work with the department and that it would not be taken lightly.

Some villagers have had their catch confiscated because they failed to possess proper licences.

The villagers, Mr Dulu said, had responded well after the village elders strengthened the law within the village.

As a result, he added, all villagers selling fish had proper licences.

Mr Dulu said they had worked closely with the Department of Fisheries.

According to the headman, the villagers sell their sea catch in Labasa and Savusavu markets and the income earned from the catch has supported their families and their financial needs.








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 0.63520.6162
JPY 50.164947.1649
GBP 0.36110.3531
EUR 0.44150.4295
NZD 0.69470.6617
AUD 0.65900.6340
USD 0.48880.4718

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple
  2. Tui Wailevu passes on
  3. Police probe body parts find
  4. A blessing in disguise
  5. NFP disquiet over State stance
  6. Official: No division within SODELPA
  7. Steadfast
  8. VKB entries 'clear'
  9. Gravel extraction worry
  10. Drug-free athletes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  3. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  4. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  5. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  6. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  7. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  8. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  9. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)