Grand old lady joins 4FJ campaign
19 July, 2017, 1:26 pm
Update: 1:26PM THE Grand Pacific Hotel (GPH) will not serve kawakawa and donu during their peak breeding months, June through September.
This is after the hotel signed
on as the newest corporate champion for the 4FJ campaign.
GPH joins the 4FJ campaign as the Ministry of Fisheries launched
a private sector outreach program this month in advance of its planned seasonal
ban on the fishing and sale of kakakawa and donu, June through September,
starting in 2018.
The Ministry is gearing up to promulgate the new regulation
within the next few months.
Manager Peter Gee said “The Grand Pacific Hotel is absolutely committed to doing
all we can to undertake sustainable practices that protect our precious natural
“We also hope our involvement will
inspire others to do the same,” Mr Gee said.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Fisheries acting Director Aisake
Batibasaga said the decision by GPH management to stop selling the fish is
really welcomed by the Ministry.
“This decision, at the top-end of our visitor
market, should help pave the way for stronger management of these important food
fish species in the country,” Mr Batibasaga said.