Fiji Time: 6:13 PM on Monday 30 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Timely goal

Litia Vulaidausiga
Saturday, August 23, 2014

THE Fisheries Department has signed on to a set of regional goals at the inaugural Pacific beche-de-mer and the future of coastal fisheries meeting on Denarau, Nadi.

It officially joins a chorus of other Pacific countries aiming to tighten regulations on these lucrative sources, following concerns on the exploitation of coastal fisheries and the beche-de-mer in the region.

Fisheries permanent secretary Inoke Wainiqolo said such a meeting was timely.

"We will have to take this up to Cabinet and move forward from the decision."

In a keynote address, Marshall Islands' Minister of Transport and Communications Thomas Heine said coastal fisheries was perhaps one of the significant sectors yet to be fully developed for many reasons.

"When we deal with the oceanic fisheries, it is easier because we tend to deal directly with industries and the resources," Mr Heine said.

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 0.62770.6087
JPY 58.245555.2455
GBP 0.31180.3038
EUR 0.44300.4310
NZD 0.72440.6914
AUD 0.65530.6303
USD 0.47160.4546



Exchange Rate updated on 30th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bomb threat
  2. Students drown, three dead over the weekend
  3. Police chief refutes report
  4. Terror attack survey ranks Fiji 11th out of 21
  5. Fury takes over titles
  6. Expect changes next year, says Kumar
  7. Event a success
  8. Hazelman makes top 16 in dance and costume
  9. Police upgrade stations to improve operations
  10. Fiji joins world leaders in Paris

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. Bomb threat Monday (30 Nov)
  7. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Father of two sent to prison Wednesday (25 Nov)
  10. Prasad, Reddy at odds Tuesday (24 Nov)