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Volunteers to monitor fish poachers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

THE Fisheries Department is calling on some villagers of Yadua Island in Bua to volunteer as fish wardens as part of efforts to monitor poaching activities in the area.

While the department has noted a decrease in poaching in the Vanua Levu waters, it is also concerned with the ongoing illegal activity happening on Yaduataba, an island near Yadua.

Principal fisheries officer Northern Joji Vakawaletabua yesterday said a navy patrol last week seized fishing equipment and fish from some fishermen who were alleged to have been fishing illegally in the Yadua waters.

"We are calling on the villagers to come up and volunteer as fish wardens because they can be our eyes and ears on the ground," Mr Vakawaletabua said.

"We only have one fisheries officer based in Nabouwalu and it will be helpful if villagers become fish wardens.

"The department is doing everything it can to monitor poaching activities and we need the support from the people."

Meanwhile, Mr Vakawaletabua said a lot of fishermen were making an effort to have their fishing licences done.

"The situation of poaching here in the North has improved compared to the past years.

"Fishermen have continued to approach us to get their licences done but there are a few who are ignorant and these are the ones who face the consequences."








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