Indigenous owners interested in an eco-tourism site

Designated inshore waters around Naiqoro Passage was officially launched last year at Matasawalevu Village, Nakasaleka, Kadavu by the Minister for Fisheries, Mr Semi Koroilavesau. Picture: MINISTRY OF FISHERIES/FILE

INDIGENOUS owners of the Naiqoro Marine Reserve, Kadavu, want to turn the area into an eco-tourism site. Matasalevu village headman Uraia Korobiau said hotels in Kadavu were already using the reserve area as a dive site and paid a fee to qoliqoli (traditional fishing rights) owners. However, he said the deal needed to be formalised […]

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