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26 Ice Plants Service Fiji Coastal, Maritime Communities

Last week the Ministry com­missioned another two fish­eries station including two ice plants on the islands of Moala and Cicia in the Lau Group.
18 Feb 2019 08:23
26 Ice Plants Service Fiji Coastal, Maritime Communities
Minister of Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau.

Minister for Fisher­ies Semi Koroilave­sau has confirmed that there are 26 govern­ment ice plants in operation that service Fiji’s coastal and maritime communi­ties.

He said last week they com­missioned another two fish­eries station including two ice plants on the islands of Moala and Cicia in the Lau Group.

“Ice plants are installed in our maritime islands where there is sufficient water to provide an ease of access to fishermen,” Mr Koroilave­sau said.

“This development is de­signed to maximise the revenue by fishermen and minimise the cost of travel to access ice.

He stated that a solar pow­ered freezer costs $70,000 per unit and $20,000 each for installation.

Edited by Percy Kean

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