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$216k for fish market

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, February 21, 2014

ABOUT 1000 fishermen from Lautoka, Yasawa and the Mamanuca groups will benefit from a $216,301 fish market project funded by the Japanese Government.

To be constructed at the Lautoka Fisheries site, the market will be designed to maintain the quality of marine products.

Consumers will be encouraged to buy directly from fishermen.

Masataka Matsumi, a senior volunteer from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, has been working with local authorities and fishermen to develop the project.

A statement from JICA and the Japanese Government said funding for the project was made possible through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects program.

Japan hopes the market facility will help fishermen who use the port to sell their catch experience a notable increase in income.

"The new fish market is designed to have an extensive covered selling area with built-in stainless steel tables and a preparation space in front of the market," according to the statement.

"The facility will also have toilets and an office that can be used to facilitate the growth and development of the newly-organised Lautoka Fishermen's Association."








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