Fiji Time: 12:25 PM on Wednesday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65600.6370
JPY 51.887148.8871
GBP 0.40140.3934
EUR 0.45090.4389
NZD 0.69290.6599
AUD 0.64640.6214
USD 0.49330.4763



Exchange Rate updated on 26th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar
  2. Qiliho attends trial
  3. True to an early love
  4. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership
  5. NFP calls for public holiday
  6. 918 move out
  7. Fiji 7s coach
  8. Villagers cry foul
  9. Cane payout topped up
  10. Villagers mark Global Handwashing Day

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  2. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  3. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  4. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  5. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  6. Benedito takes over Thursday (20 Oct)
  7. Three talk Tuesday (25 Oct)
  8. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  9. Hunt on for sex assault suspect Monday (24 Oct)
  10. Mystery death Tuesday (25 Oct)