Aquaculture farmers in the Western Division received a boost by the Fijian Government after the Minister for Fisheries Hon. Semi Koroilavesau handed over 165 bags of tilapia, prawn and shrimp feed.
The farmers, who were identified based on the damages sustained on their farms during TC Harold, were assured that no Fijian will be left behind and that the Fijian Government would always be ready to assist everyone.
Minister Koroilavesau highlighted that aquaculture is one of the immediate solutions to food security, resource sustainability and climate change.“As the Minister responsible for Fisheries, I have been visiting a range of new projects and communities all over Fiji and witnessing at the forefront the struggles our people are going through,” he mentioned.
“I would like to reaffirm that we are here for you and that no Fijian will be left behind. Our aim is to increase the production of tilapia fry and shrimp post larvae through innovative and tangible approaches,” he added.
“To achieve this, the Government has increased the allocated funding for the new financial year to maximise the scope of assistance to Food Security and Commercial Aquaculture Farmers.”
“This will include improved pond management, infrastructure improvement and development.”“To our farmers present today, the Ministry of Fisheries is determined to work closely with you. With our eyes set wholly on a sustainable blue economy, aquaculture will play a critical role in achieving this vision.”
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