‘Fiberglass boats for monitoring purposes’

Villagers of Susui and Sawana during a discussion with the Minister of Fisheries and other government officials in Susui , Vanua Balavu Lau. Picture: VILIMAINA NAQELEVUKI

MOST villages across the northern part of the Lau Group have requested Government to provide fiberglass boats for fishing.

These villages include Tuvuca, Cicia, Cikobia and Susui. In response, Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesau said the ministry provided fiberglass boats with an engine to villages for the purpose of monitoring of fishing grounds.

“We provide fiberglass boats for the purpose of the monitoring of fishing grounds for villages. In order to acquire this assistance, a request must be made to the ministry,” Mr Koroilavesau said.

These villages then requested for fiberglass boats for the purpose of monitoring their fishing grounds.

Mr Koroilavesau said the ministry officials would go back and review the requests made, taking into account the funds they had for the purpose of acquiring these boats.

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