Fiji Time: 7:52 AM on Friday 29 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Activist calls for shark data collection

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, March 15, 2014

AN organisation involved in marine conservation in the Pacific says major stakeholders in the West need to seriously engage themselves in shark and reef protection programs to protect their biggest industry — tourism

Coral Alliance project officer Arthur Sokimi says data needs to be collected.

"The unavailability of necessary data within the region means that if we continue to make uninformed decisions on shark matters then this may lead to the collapse in shark stocks," Mr Sokimi said.

"Particularly for the Western Division which relies a lot on tourism, a collapse in shark stocks would be the prelude to a collapse too in the marine ecosystem, the reefs and with it goes the attractions.

"Furthermore, the ecosystem is what we Fijians depend very heavily upon as a daily food source and sustainable household income throughout the Yasawas and coastal communities."








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 0.61210.5931
JPY 54.771751.7717
GBP 0.33320.3252
EUR 0.42880.4168
NZD 0.71530.6823
AUD 0.64320.6182
USD 0.48760.4706

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th April 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Minister: Deported seasonal workers exaggerated issue
  2. Fresh start
  3. Family seeks answers
  4. Rawaca's hospital bill payment saga
  5. Rabuka clarifies ration issue
  6. Police probe man for allegedly injuring son with chopper
  7. National airline records 3-year loss on Hong Kong route
  8. Rescued teen in good health
  9. Villagers want to relocate
  10. Four days at sea enroute to Games

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Nadolo in Rio 7s mix Friday (22 Apr)
  3. Shoeshine boy makes it big Monday (25 Apr)
  4. Horrific crash kills 1 Monday (25 Apr)
  5. Teacher fears for safety Tuesday (26 Apr)
  6. Overstay Monday (25 Apr)
  7. Try night fasting, doctor urges Monday (25 Apr)
  8. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  9. Horror car crash claims man's life Sunday (24 Apr)
  10. 'Ridiculous change' Tuesday (26 Apr)