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Research, Resource Assessment and Development
Research, Resource Assessment and Development
Research, Resource Assessment and Development
Women in Fisheries
Offshore FIsheries Vessel Monitoring System
Offshore Fisheries Vessel Boarding
Offshore Fisheries Port Sampling
Offshore Fisheries Inspection and Investigation
Offshore Fisheries Data and Permitting
Fisheries Law Enforcement - MCS
Coastal Fisheries Development
Seaweed Development
Pearl Oyster Research and Development
Freshwater Aquaculture Development
Brackishwater Aquaculture Development
Aquaculture Food Security Project
Aquaculture Shrimps, Tilapia and Prawns
Aquaculture Farm Development
Aquaculture Hatchery
Aquaculture Pond Harvesting
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Bula Vinaka,Namaste and Welcome!!!

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It is my honor to welcome you to the new Ministry of Fisheries website.

The ministry appreciates your interest in visiting our website since we regard it as a medium for informing our valued audiences of our regulatory and service responsibility for the national fisheries management through the following functions: 

  • Formulating, aligning, reviewing  and implementing policies, strategies, plans, programmes and projects;
  • Providing and administering the regulatory functions under the respective ministry legislations and regulations;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the current strategies, policies and deliverables;
  • Developing and promoting effective training, communication and awareness and extension and advisory services;
  • Strengthening community and industry networks and supporting infrastructure;
  • Maintaining international bilateral and multilateral commitments; and 
  • Undertaking applied research for sustainable fisheries resource management practice and product development.

Through this website, we aim to share fisheries information and strengthen our service delivery all our valued stakeholders.

   

The Giant Clam Project on the Island of Makogai

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The giant clam project on the island of Makogai has been steadily increasing with the huge demand from resorts around the country.

The ministry is responsible for the spawning and breeding of the clams before they are then distributed to hotels and resorts for their respective eco-tourism programs.

Giant clams play a huge role in the marine eco-system as it is a filter feeder and keeps the water clean. Giant clams have been over-fished and over harvested over the years and the ministry is trying its best to revive this species in our oceans.

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Kiuva Marine Reserve Launched

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The village of Kiuva, Bau in Tailevu set a milestone achievement this morning when the Kiuva Marine Reserve was launched by Minister for Fisheries, Mr Semi Koroilavesau.

Through a partnership with the Ministry of Fisheries and the vision of the late Roko Tui Kiuva, together with the entire village, designated inshore waters east of Kiuva Village with an area covering approximately 7.285 kilometres will be a fully protected no-take-area meaning that there shall be no fishing allowed within the designated boundaries.

"It is befitting for Government through the Ministry of Fisheries to thank you most sincerely for this milestone achievement , as we are now witnessing the fruit of your visionary leadership and foresight," said Mr Koroilavesau.

"You have set in place a model- for leadership in marine resource management and conservation at community level which no doubt will be replicated across the country," explained Mr Koroilavesau.

"With the launching of this marine reserve, there is a regulation that shall enforce the conservation goals and fisheries resource management objectives of this first gazetted community based marine reserve for Fiji."

The reef systems across Kiuva have been traditionally endowed with abundant fisheries resources, but which are now increasingly coming under heavy fishing pressures, and thus further challenged by increasing levels of poaching incidences, particularly from outsiders.

Mr Koroilavesau further added that in terms of policy framework, the Fiji government clearly appreciates the success and overwhelming support from the local communities.

"You will definitely reap the rewards in years to come and most importantly, generations to come." At the community level, Fiji recognizes the importance of all marine and coastal ecosystems through its intimate cultural and traditional links to the sea.

Mr Koroilavesau added that Fiji is a leader in addressing the unique marine and coastal challenges that beset other small island developing states.

"We have shown that through your community based efforts, we can strengthen national resilience and achieve our own sustainable development goals." Continued dialogue and awareness was carried out in Kiuva before the launch of the Kiuva Marine Reserve.

Operation Wasawasa

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The Ministry of Fisheries continues to monitor inshore fisheries with the assistance of their New Zealand counterparts.

Through Operation Wasawasa, ministry officials have been able to learn more on regulations and inspections that need to be carried out when conducting patrols in the various qoliqoli areas.

Through a recent patrol on board the HMNZS Taupo, two ministry officials joined counterparts from the Fiji Navy, Fiji Customs Authority and the Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand.

According to the two officers, it is a great learning experience and one that will surely expand their knowledge on monitoring, control and surveillance work.

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