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Need to work together

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, February 13, 2014

FISHERMEN need to work together if they want to regulate the price of their catch, says principal fisheries officer northern Joji Vakawaletabua.

Mr Vakawaletabua said they received complaints from fishermen on how middlemen had taken advantage of their situation by buying fish at a lower price.

Tabia fisherman Abdul Khan said they had no choice but to sell their catch at a cheaper rate.

Mr Khan said there was a need to monitor and regulate the prices of fish and other marine catch to benefit those who fished for a living.

Mr Vakawaletabua said the move to regulate the price of fish and other marine produce sold in rural settings depended on sellers.

"From our experience, most of the fish vendors who cannot approach us directly to report these matters are those that do not have the licence to sell fish," he said.

"Fish sellers need to work together in order to be effective in regulating the price of their products.

"Some of these fish sellers are operating illegally and they do not know that middlemen are really on the winning side taking advantage of their situation."





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