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Protect our spawning species

By DAWN GIBSON
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Update: 3:39PM A TEAM from SeaWeb Asia Pacific set up in the middle of Suva today, calling for support from members of the public for the 4FJ pledge initiative.

The 4FJ is a campaign which aims to protect the kawakawa and donu grouper fish during their spawning period, which is from June to September.

The reason these grouper fish are given special attention through this pledge is because of their breeding patterns, which make them particularly vulnerable to overfishing they breed in large groups and can therefore be easily overfished without having the opportunity to further populate.

To date, the initiative has gathered over 500 signatures or pledges here in Fiji that people will not eat, buy, sell or catch the two fish during the four-month period.

This morning's pledge got off to a great start, with people turning up out of interest and pledging to leave the fish alone to breed.    





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