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12,000 fish fry for province

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

THE new Caboni Hatchery in Ra should produce 12,800 fish fry (hatchlings) every cycle, says deputy permanent secretary for Fisheries and Forests Sanaila Naqila.

Speaking at commissioning of a new hatchery in Ra last Friday, Mr Naqila said the hatchery would be the main supplier of the 90 fish ponds in the West.

"The present stock of fish breeders include 64 female and 32 males supplied from Naduruloulou Station in December last year," he said.

"A total production of 12,800 fry should be produced in any one cycle. A total of 20 production cycles is envisaged of which a total of 256,000 fry should be produced."

Mr Naqila said the hatchery was a result of a request by Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki in 2012 to the Department of Fisheries to identify projects to address food security, alleviate poverty and create employment.

"The initial phase of the project started in 2013 when the department was involved in the acquisition of a 10-hectare land area from the Yaqara Pastoral Company," Mr Naqila said.

He said the feasibility study and scientific research for the area was conducted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

He said a budget of $1.7million was approved for the project.








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