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    Savusavu ‘Blue Economy’ Pearl Hatchery Launched

Savusavu ‘Blue Economy’ Pearl Hatchery Launched

  Fiji’s Pearl Industry has a bright future after the J. Hunter Pearls (JHP) opened a new $160,000 hatchery and research laboratory as part of its “blue economy” project in

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    Seasonal Ban to end This Sunday 30th September, 2018

Seasonal Ban to end This Sunday 30th September, 2018

The seasonal ban on Grouper (Kawakawa) and Coral Trout (Donu) ends on the 30th of September and members of the public will be able to resume fishing, buying and selling

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    Include Women, Minister Tells Group

Include Women, Minister Tells Group

Women can help bring about development, improve fishing operation.   The Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau, is encouraging the Fishermen Association to include women in their various associations. Speaking at

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    $20 Million Worth of Beche-De-Mer Confiscated in Labasa, Says Minister

$20 Million Worth of Beche-De-Mer Confiscated in Labasa, Says Minister

Six months ago a total of 30 tonnes of beach-de-mer were confiscated from an Asian businessman in Labasa. They were worth close to $20 million. Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau

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    Turtles Released From Treasure Island

Turtles Released From Treasure Island

Treasure Island Resort is a re­nowned tourist destination and known throughout the world for its protection of endan­gered species. This also includes the crested igua­na and some of Fiji’s rare

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    Government Team Checks TC Keni Damage

Government Team Checks TC Keni Damage

A Government delegation conducted a one-day aerial survey of Kadavu by helicopter yesterday to assess damage caused by Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Keni earlier this week. The delegation consisted of

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    Beche-de-mer On  The Radar Again

Beche-de-mer On The Radar Again

  Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau says the history on the commercial harvest of beche-de-mer was one of boom and bust. Mr Koroilavesau said this indicated that when decision makers

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    Fisheries Look  To Review Sector

Fisheries Look To Review Sector

  Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau has reiterated that over the past years, the Ministry of Fisheries has reviewed the work currently being undertaken within the fisheries sector. Speaking in

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    Ministry Keeps Close Watch On Coastal Fish Stocks

Ministry Keeps Close Watch On Coastal Fish Stocks

  Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau says that monitoring the activities to protect fisheries resources along coastal areas was an on-going issue. He confirmed that his ministry was keeping a

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Moves Afoot To Set Up Kava Council

  Moves Afoot To Set Up Kava Council

A Bill for an Act to establish the Fiji Kava Council to regulate the kava industry and for related matters was

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Speaker disallows Opposition raising supplementary questions to Koroilavesau

  Speaker disallows Opposition raising  supplementary questions to Koroilavesau

Opposition MPs were not given the opportunity to raise supplementary questions to the Minister for Fisheries in Parliament yesterday. This

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Minister’s Wife And Five, Including Grandchildren, Survive Crash

  Minister’s Wife  And Five, Including  Grandchildren, Survive Crash

For a few brief moments Joana Koroilavesau feared the worst had happened to her youngest grandchild Anthony, 2, as their

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Passengers Need To Understand Risks On Ships: Koroilavesau

  Passengers Need To Understand Risks On Ships: Koroilavesau

Passengers sleeping and lying anywhere on  ships is dangerous but the travelling public remains mostly unaware of the risk factors

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Harvest, Export Of Live Coral Now Banned: Ministry

  Harvest, Export Of Live Coral Now Banned: Ministry

The Ministry of Fish­eries has announced that it has banned the harvest and export of live coral come 2018. The

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Koroilavesau Outlines $52 Million Lost Due To Coastal Flooding In Fiji

  Koroilavesau Outlines  $52 Million Lost Due To  Coastal Flooding In Fiji

Every year $52 million worth of damages are sustained in the agricultural sector through salt water intrusion from coastal flooding.

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Government Allocates $7,354,000 for Building a Better Kadavu Life

  Government Allocates $7,354,000 for Building a Better Kadavu Life

The Government has allocated $7,354,000 for the province of Kadavu. Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau revealed the figure while opening

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Fiji To Gazette Marine Managed Areas

  Fiji To Gazette Marine Managed Areas

Fiji will gazette two large Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) within Fiji’s Vatu-i-Ra Seascape as part of their voluntary commitment towards

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Expert: There Will Be More Plastic In The Ocean Than Fish By 2050

  Expert: There Will Be More Plastic In The Ocean Than Fish By 2050

  By 2050, there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish. University of the South Pacific senior lecturer

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Call For National Effort On Keeping Oceans Clean

  Call For National Effort On Keeping Oceans Clean

Fisheries Minister and Oceans Champion Semi Koroilavesau is calling for a national effort to clean up our oceans as we

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Editorial: Koroilavesau and Staff Can’t Do it Alone, They Need All our Help Keeping Fiji and our Ocean Clean is Everyone’s Responsibility.

  Editorial: Koroilavesau and Staff Can’t Do it Alone, They Need All our Help Keeping Fiji and our Ocean Clean is  Everyone’s Responsibility.

Fiji co-chairing the United Nations Oceans Conference is a chance for all Fijians to do something for our ocean. Fisheries

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Fiji should lead way to protect ocean, says Oceans Champion

  Fiji should lead way to protect ocean, says Oceans Champion

Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau says the challenges facing the ocean require a multi-stakeholder approach. Mr Koroilavesau, who is also

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Fisheries Team Explore Opportunities In China

  Fisheries Team Explore Opportunities In China

Koroilavesau and delegation visited Hainan Province The Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau, led a team consisting of senior officials from

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We’re Supporting Implementing Oceans Goals

  We’re Supporting Implementing Oceans Goals

Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau is part of a team of ministers led by the Speaker of the House, Dr

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Coconut Wireless: 9th February, 2017

  Coconut Wireless: 9th February, 2017

Watch What You Say In this current session of Parliament, MPs need to be careful of what they say as

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Fiji To Build Stronger Dialogue To Combat Tuna Depletion

  Fiji To Build Stronger Dialogue To Combat Tuna Depletion

Fiji is looking to build stronger dialogue with neighbouring countries and those from the Northern Pacific to combat the issue

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First National Fisheries Policy In The Pipeline

  First National Fisheries Policy In The Pipeline

Ministry of Fisheries is currently collaborating with development partners and relevant stakeholders to establish Fiji’s first National Fisheries Policy. This

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No Ban Yet On Breathing Gear: Ministry

  No Ban Yet On Breathing Gear: Ministry

The Ministry of Fisheries says it will not ban the use of underwater breathing apparatus. This was confirmed in a

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Ministry Plans To License Fish Vendors

  Ministry Plans To License Fish  Vendors

Minister believes this will help them to crack down  on illegal fishing The Ministry of Fisheries believes that the licensing

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Equipment To Boost Kadavu Fishermen

  Equipment To Boost Kadavu Fishermen

The Fijian Government handed over a fish-slicing machine that will help benefit more than 300 fishermen on the island of

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