Fiji Time: 4:05 AM on Wednesday 7 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

State clears the air

Tevita Vuibau
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GOVERNMENT says the proposed Aquaculture Decree is designed to protect and preserve Fiji's marine resources.

The government made the comment after Cakaudrove Provincial Council members were advised to oppose the proposed decree. Members of the council had been earlier told by North Fisheries Officer Joji Vakawaletabua, the proposed decree entailed the leasing of fishing grounds for 15 to 35 years of commercial exploitation.

Former council chairman Emitai Boladuadua Vakawaletabua said many Asian countries would be interested in the opportunity provided through the proposed decree.

However, the government said yesterday that all Fijians would be consulted on the decree

"In response to the article published by The Fiji Times dated 12/05/2014, the proposed decree is designed to protect and preserve Fiji's marine resources." the government said.

"The proposed decree will undergo consultations with all Fijians and traditional owners to ensure that there is greater awareness on the need to preserve Fiji's marine resources.

"It is unfortunate that this issue was presented at the meeting without due consideration of the actual objective of the proposed decree which is to protect and sustain a vital part of Fijian livelihoods."








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 0.64410.6251
JPY 55.581352.5813
GBP 0.37970.3717
EUR 0.45440.4424
NZD 0.68650.6535
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48650.4695

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Soko's message
  2. Fiji's Year 10 results out
  3. Fiji deports US citizen
  4. Amnesty highlights torture cases
  5. Torture 'failure'
  6. Three-way crash kills 1
  7. Miss Fiji preps for top model audition
  8. Fiu sets Fiji Bati target
  9. Take heed, say parties
  10. 'Significant'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  4. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  5. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  7. Doctors reveal, heavy grog swipers require more drugs for surgery Saturday (03 Dec)
  8. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)
  9. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  10. Website probe Wednesday (30 Nov)