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More Cash For Spat

The Vuniyasawa youth Club at Savusavu town have started harvesting spat from their farms on the outer waters of Savusavu. Spat are very young shellfish and the raw material of
16 Feb 2015 11:22
More Cash For Spat
Vuniyasawa youth club during their spat farming collection at Savusavu. Photo: Peni Drauna

The Vuniyasawa youth Club at Savusavu town have started harvesting spat from their farms on the outer waters of Savusavu.

Spat are very young shellfish and the raw material of mussel farms.

The income-generating project was initiated by the youth group three years ago.

Youth leader Jepeca Nakuvu, 24, said the spat farm project had benefited the youths in the community.

“We have been starting harvesting from last month and spat is sold to J Hunter Pearls for $7 per kilogramme,” Mr Nakuvu said.

He said with the spat collection from last month they managed to collect more than $3500 and sales were shared amongst youth and the rest was banked.

“This money is shared amongst the youth and women’s group are also paid for their help,” Mr Nakuvu said.

He said the youth members were also involved in many schemes like planting of root crops for needy community members.

“Some major drawbacks of our spat farm collecting are the need for a boat so that we can monitor the farm on a weekly basis,” Mr Nakuvu said.

He said that the group had also requested the Government if dive equipment could be provided to the youth club.

The youth club which was formed back in 2008 has 15 members now and plans to expand their spat farms project from the sales.

Feedback: peni.drauna@fijisun.com.fj

 




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