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Conserve, protect resources

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, March 21, 2014

MEMBERS of the Rewa Provincial Council were informed of the serious need to conserve and protect their traditional fishing ground during the council meeting yesterday.

A major concern that the department of fisheries highlighted during the meeting was the overuse of the traditional fishing ground within the province of Rewa.

Divisional fisheries officer Mere Lakeba said the major focus for the fisheries department was to get the 14 provinces to conserve and protect their traditional fishing grounds for future generations.

Mrs Lakeba said the people of Rewa needed to use their traditional fishing ground in a sustainable manner to ensure there were enough resources for the future.

"Rewa has some of the richest traditional fishing grounds and so we need to try and maintain them and protect them from overfishing which is being done in most parts of the country now," Mrs Lakeba said.

Another issue that was addressed during the meeting was the drainage problems being faced by the district of Toga.