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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.





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