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Businessmen 'fish' for information

Mere Naleba
Monday, June 30, 2014

WITH the fight now on to stop the fishing of kawakawa and donu during their spawning season, fishermen from Vanua Levu claim some businessmen have been asking them to show them where the two types of fish breed.

Tavea Island fisherman Nacanieli Koroga said his village was well-known as a breeding spot for the two types of fish which were highly sought after for the export market.

Mr Koroga said a research conducted by a team from the Fiji Fisheries Department in 2004 identified Tavea Island as suitable area for the two fish types to reproduce from June to September.

"Tavea was well-known as one of the islands that had a lot of kawakawa and donu, but not any more. Our reefs were heavily overfished. Now there is just a small reef that only a few of us know, which is quite far away. But we don't want to tell anyone because it might be targeted," he said.

A pledge called 4FJ has been taken by about 1000 people not to buy, fish or sell kawakawa or donu during its spawning season which Mr Koroga and other fishermen on Vanua Levu have joined.

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