Fiji Time: 7:41 PM on Saturday 28 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.

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 0.62590.6069
JPY 58.270455.2704
GBP 0.31140.3034
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.72230.6893
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.47290.4559



Exchange Rate updated on 27th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s with a smile
  2. Former CEO recalls days of sunken vessel
  3. 'Ship was fit to sail'
  4. Tears of joy as Tubalagi graduates
  5. Give them this day their daily bread
  6. Roadworks to end soon
  7. No leakage of diesel from sunken ship
  8. Bridges to run a century
  9. PS confirms oil volume
  10. Stage set for fashion show

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  6. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  7. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  10. Prof Prasad leaves school premises as 'mark of respect' Monday (23 Nov)