Fiji Time: 3:52 AM on Sunday 26 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Hatchery to distribute hatched fish to farmers

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, March 08, 2014

THE first batch of Malayan fish frys (recently hatched fish) from the new Caboni hatchery in Togovere, Ra will be distributed to fish farmers during a special program today.

Deputy Fisheries permanent secretary Sanaila Naqali will be present at the event, says Nadarivatu district officer Osea Ravukivuki.

He said the newly-commissioned fish hatchery would supply frys to fish farmers particularly those from Navai in Nadarivatu.

The occasion also celebrates the first harvest for fish farmers of Navai who netted closed to $1600 early this year from frys supplied by the Fisheries Department last year.

"This project has really been embraced by the villagers in Navai with the assistance of the Fisheries Department," said Mr Ravukivuki.

Senior West fisheries officer Pekata Toasi said the event also marked an important step for the project at Caboni, which had helped generate income for people in Ra, and Nadarivatu.

Mr Toasi said there were five ponds in operation in Navai.

The fish is sold throughout the district and has become one of the major income-generating activities for the past year.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62890.6099
JPY 51.756848.7568
GBP 0.33200.3240
EUR 0.43310.4211
NZD 0.68970.6567
AUD 0.65560.6306
USD 0.49140.4744

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Resignation threat
  2. Rabuka in
  3. Police probe body parts find
  4. Prasad: Thank you sir
  5. Rabuka presents apology, calls for support
  6. Time to sacrifice for teams to Rio
  7. A-G clarifies $5m allocation
  8. Police: Don't speculate on body parts find
  9. Axed BAF staff to be investigated
  10. Six-year-old latest road accident victim

Top Stories this Week

  1. Miss Fiji joins Fiji Police Force Monday (20 Jun)
  2. From mediocre to a PhD Sunday (19 Jun)
  3. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  4. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  5. Samisoni, 12, beats all odds Monday (20 Jun)
  6. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  7. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  8. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  9. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  10. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)