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Economic value of reef

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE World Wide Fund for Nature will soon undertake a program to evaluate the economic value of the 200-kilometre Great Sea Reef which houses 75 per cent of the marine organisms in the Fiji waters.

Currently WWF is developing a strategy to manage the Great Sea Reef which extends from Udu Point to Nadi crossing the fishing grounds of four provinces — Ra, Ba, Bua and Macuata.

WWF co-ordinator and policy officer Alfred Ralifo said they were working with the government to set up a management strategy by next year.

"The end product is to draft a management strategy for the entire reef ecosystem as the reef has a high bio-diversity in terms of coral and other marine organisms," he said.

"We have set up two working groups for the West and North chaired by the respective division's commissioners.

"The working group will discuss and decide the processes that will be undertaken to implement the management strategy including the timeline in which to complete the strategy."

Mr Ralifo said this would involve stakeholders who would be invited to participate in the project.








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