Fiji Time: 5:46 AM on Sunday 19 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Village pledges to help save grouper fish

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, July 26, 2014

IN an admirable effort to protect their way of life by abstaining from eating kawakawa and donu until September, villagers of Vitawa in Rakiraki have historically become the first village to sign the 4FJ pledge.

The pledge, created by SeaWeb Fiji to protect breeding populations of grouper fish between their spawning seasons from June to September, asks members of the public to sign and choose not to eat, buy or sell the fish during these months.

"I am a fisherman and have seen that its numbers are getting less and less every year and they're smaller too," said Vitawa fisherman Lisala Waqalala.

"As the month of June was approaching, I pleaded with those at the bose vakoro (village meeting) that we have a vakatatabu (ban) on the catching of kawakawa and donu starting from the first day of June until the end of September."








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 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A proud Fijian in Bonn
  2. Important test
  3. Passion and pride
  4. New sevens officials
  5. Military tattoo
  6. Broken crossings raise villagers' concerns
  7. COP23: Tense finance negotiations delay close
  8. Charting a course for change
  9. Labour to map out strategies for 2018 poll
  10. Marist Convent old scholars reminisce on best memories

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours Sunday (12 Nov)
  4. Storer stands strong Sunday (12 Nov)
  5. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  7. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  9. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  10. Arnold pays Fiji a visit Monday (13 Nov)