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Ice Plants, Solar Freezers Offer Alternative Income For Fishers

  The Ministry of Fisheries has ensured that there is another alternative income generation source for fishermen of the maritime zone since the ban of certain sea species. While on
21 Jan 2019 18:29
Ice Plants, Solar Freezers Offer  Alternative Income For Fishers
Fiji Airports Staff members with their families during the Pinktober event at the Fiji Airports Headquarters in Nadi. Photo: Mereleki Nai

 

The Ministry of Fisheries has ensured that there is another alternative income generation source for fishermen of the maritime zone since the ban of certain sea species.

While on a tour of the Lau Group the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau said they were also empowering villages to look after their resources.

“So firstly we have to ensure that the villagers have other ways of earning money,” Mr Koroilavesau said.

“The entire programme is based on our effort to provide some alternative income generation after we banned a lot of species like beche-de-mer, turtle and placed seasonal bans on kawakawa and Donu.”

“We will be opening ice plants in Moala and Cicia at the end of this month. This will provide the ice for storing fish for all the communities in the area,” Mr Koroilavesau said.

“The other islands that do not have fresh water or less fresh water are provided with solar freezers.”

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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