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Breeding season

Dawn Gibson
Monday, May 19, 2014

JUNE marks the beginning of a special time in the lives of grouper fish — kawakawa and donu — as it means they will begin their breeding season.

This four-month period is now less than a fortnight away and Fijians are reminded to try and abstain from eating, catching, selling or buying these species, to allow them to breed.

The SeaWeb Asia Pacific Fiji program is urging people to sign the 4FJ (For Fiji) Pledge which states that during this period, people will not eat, sell, buy or catch kawakawa and donu between June and September.

"By taking the pledge, people are helping reduce fishing pressure on this fish during its breeding season. That will mean we will start seeing more of these fish over time," said SeaWeb Asia Pacific executive director Scott Radway.

"And the more people who step forward, the more inspiration it will provide to Fiji villagers, who are the ones who depend on this fish the most."

Mr Radway said it was also an opportunity to show what the people of Fiji could accomplish if everyone worked together.

"Our hope is that with this simple act, people across Fiji can demonstrate that when Fiji faces a threat to something that it values, together we can do what we need to fix it."

Those interested in taking the pledge are to contact the SeaWeb Fiji office in Gladstone Rd.








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