Sustainable protection of ocean resources is important for Fiji and the Ministry of Fisheries is implementing strategies to ensure that resources are protected.
Line Minister Semi Koroilavesau gave an extensive update in parliament today.
“Members of the opposition in the past parliament sitting has raised concern about the protection of marine resources,” said Koroilavesau.
Minister of Fisheries while delivering his ministerial statement assured the members that the ministry is aware of the importance of marine reserves and sustainable practices.
He also provided an update on the progress and establishment of marine protected reserves.
” Marine protected areas has far more benefits than protection as it a source of income for many rural communities”.
Since 2014, four biologically significant areas in the country has been designated as marine protected areas.