Fiji Time: 5:30 PM on Wednesday 1 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Province told of depleting sea cucumber stock

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

THE people of Lau have been told there is a shortage of sea cucumbers in the Lau Group.

This was announced as the Lau provincial office put forward a motion asking the islanders to stop collecting sea cucumber for the next five years to increase the yield.

A survey conducted by the Institute of Applied Science and the Wildlife Conservation Society last year revealed the number of sea cucumbers had decreased drastically.

However, the motion put forward by the council to stop people gathering sea cucumbers has been put on hold to allow the people to learn more about the issue.

Moala district rep Jone Waqairatu said the islanders relied heavily on money they earned from the sale of sea cucumbers and most of the money was used to fund village projects.

Lakeba district rep Nacanieli Bola also echoed Mr Waqairatu's sentiments.

Mr Waqairatu said the villagers of Moala also plan to gather sea cucumbers from an area that has been restricted for some years; they requested that plans to stop the gathering of sea cucumbers for the next five years be deferred to next year.

The survey named Cicia, Fulaga, Kabara, Mago, Matuku, Moala, Totoya, Tuvuca, Vanuavatu, and Vanuabalavu as areas where sea cucumber numbers have decreased.








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 0.61980.6008
JPY 53.392450.3924
GBP 0.32380.3158
EUR 0.42620.4142
NZD 0.71570.6827
AUD 0.66380.6388
USD 0.47690.4599

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A world champion and father
  2. Eyes on Hayne
  3. Shark attack concern
  4. Ryan takes Fiji from inconsistency to two-time world champions
  5. Minister: Shake off old mind-set
  6. Motion defeated
  7. Town turns 80 years old
  8. Reddy clears air on Adopt a School program
  9. Fiji signs $23m deal
  10. 19 cases of Zika

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. A world champion and father Wednesday (01 Jun)
  3. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water Sunday (29 May)
  4. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  5. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing Sunday (29 May)
  6. High on ice Monday (30 May)
  7. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  8. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  9. Man found dead Monday (30 May)
  10. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)