Fiji Time: 6:22 AM on Friday 19 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Justice and sleep at last
  2. Court told of baby's tragic end
  3. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children
  4. Kolinisau: Team was fit
  5. Kalouniwai for top job
  6. Muslim league condemns Sydney crisis
  7. Call to clarify action
  8. Kunatani, Tuwai to return in next leg
  9. Back to the roots
  10. Christmas gifts bring smiles

Top Stories this Week

  1. 7s TV saga Friday (12 Dec)
  2. Under investigation Friday (12 Dec)
  3. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  4. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  5. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  6. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  7. Debate on Bill No. 28 Friday (12 Dec)
  8. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  9. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)