Mediakit 2018

Fisheries Call For A Four Month Fishing Ban On Grouper Fish

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FIJI: Fiji needs to put in place a seasonal ban to stop the harvesting and sales of groupers (kawakawa and donu) from June to September each year.

The call has been made by Minister for Fisheries, Mr Semi Koroilavesau after a survey that was conducted since 2003 to 2016 confirming that about 70 per cent of aggregation sites that were identified are now declining.

 

“Research was carried out by the Ministry of Fisheries together with the University of Hong Kong (UHK) and Science and Conservation of Fish Aggregation (SCRFA) and findings clearly showed that where aggregations had been heavily targeted (particularly reefs closer to fishing communities), landings have declined,” Mr Kroilavesau said.

Source: Fiji Sun

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