Fiji Time: 6:07 AM on Thursday 30 June

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 0.63220.6132
JPY 50.597447.5974
GBP 0.36260.3546
EUR 0.43850.4265
NZD 0.69540.6624
AUD 0.66050.6355
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Home on a mission
  2. Monster fish halts traffic
  3. Nowhere to turn to
  4. Big dough for Radradra
  5. Parliament instability
  6. Kane feels at home after Fijian reception
  7. Rabuka has first meeting with executives
  8. Crusaders arrive for Super Rugby match
  9. Fight against cyber crime
  10. 'Fiji's vaccine coverage higher than most countries'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  4. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  5. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  6. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  7. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  8. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  9. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)
  10. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)