Ono-i-Lau is one of the three pilot project sites that will be able to store their fish in solar freezers once installed.
Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau visited three villages in Ono-i-Lau on Friday last week and was accompanied by Minister for Forests, Osea Naiqamu as well as senior officials from other ministries.
“I understand that the island is rich with marine resources and since the location is very far, it is best that a solar freezer is set up for longer storing periods,” explained Koroilavesau.
“Once solar is set up on the island, we will return to conduct a series of training programs so that fishermen are well versed with the various technologies that will be introduced such as Fishing Aggregate Devices (FADs) and so forth.
Fishermen on the island are also keen to revitalise their seaweed farms and the Ministry of Fisheries will work with them in it’s set up.