The Ministry of Fisheries is still keeping a ‘lookout’ on those who continue to sell ‘Kawakawa’ and ‘Donu’ fishes in the markets.
The Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau says, that people were already made aware of the ban period, and no one is allowed to catch or sell any ‘Kawakawa’ or ‘Donu’ fish.
Koroilavesau has made it clear that anyone caught breaching the ban period, will be taken to task immediately.
He says that it is important for people to understand that Kawakawa and Donu are important part of the marine ecosystem which should not be endangered.
Authorised fisheries officials have been carrying out their work with integrity and continue to ensure that all processes are carried out with the highest level of professionalism.
All passenger ferries traveling into the main island will be thoroughly checked and those found to be in breach of the seasonal ban will face the consequences.