The kawakawa and donu ban in still in place.
These were the words of reminder by Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau this week, during his recent visit to the outer islands of Vanua Levu.
Koroilavesau addressed the issue of the ban with the people asking them to adhere to the ban.
He told them that he had heard stories of people continuously fishing and selling the banned fish species.
He pleaded with them to respect the ban in place from now until the end of September.
He added that the ban is the result of research proving that their numbers in our waters were declining rapidly.
Members of the public are encouraged to report on cases of kawakawa and donu being sold to their nearest fisheries stations.