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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."








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