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Fiji - Proactive measures to ensure sustainability: Fisheries

The establishment of moratoriums, total bans, seasonal closures and size limits are some of the proactive approaches taken by the Fisheries Ministry to ensure sustainability of marine resources.

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New Report - Contribution of Marine Conservation Agreements to Biodiversity Protection, Fisheries Management and Sustainable Financing in Fiji.”

The Wildife Conservation Society (WCS) has just finished a report on the “Contribution of Marine Conservation Agreements to Biodiversity Protection, Fisheries Management and Sustainable Financing in Fiji.”The report documents the degree and scale to which Marine Conservation Agreements (MCAs) are being used in coastal waters in Fiji. The study focuses on partnerships involving local communities and the tourism sector.

“Contribution of Marine Conservation Agreements to Biodiversity Protection, Fisheries Management and Sustainable Financing in Fiji.”

The report documents the degree and scale to which Marine Conservation Agreements (MCAs) are being used in coastal waters in Fiji. The study focuses on partnerships involving local communities and the tourism sector. The study documented tourism-related MCAs included an estimated 266.25 km2 (26,625 ha) of MPAs, of which 210 km2 (21,000 ha) comprised deep water and offshore reefs within two large no-take reserves (Namena Marine Reserve and Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park), and the remaining 56.25 km2 (5,625 ha) comprised mostly shallow fringing reefs and slopes.

Fiji - Billions lost in our oceans

Fiji is set to lose $2.4 billion per annum from 2050 onwards as a result of our depleting marine ecosystem.

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Fiji - Nature's defence

Man-made sea walls are not the best form of coastal protection and local conservation organisations have asked that people use mangroves to protect their shoreline.

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Fiji - Protect our mangroves

The global theme for Earth Hour is Biodiversity...WWF-Pacific is focusing on Mangroves for Earth Hour 2018. Mangroves are culturally and economically important to coastal communities in Fiji.

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Fiji - Keep what we have

Villagers living on Vio Island off the coast of Lautoka have been reminded of the importance of sustainability and the conservation of marine resources.

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Fiji - Vatuvara Foundation Blog - now live

The Vatuvara Foundation's blog on their recent marine survey with the WCS is now live. The blog outlines  survey findings by Vatuvara Foundation and WCS, along with links to download the full report.The blog and report is available on both Vatuvara Foundation and WCS websites.

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USP implements Mangrove Reforestation Project in Fiji

A total of six villages were involved in this programme, namely Navuniivi, Nabukadra, Nasau, Nayavuira, Naocobau and Namarai villages.The activities included mangrove and coastal trees planting as well as mapping existing on-ground work, as part of the coastal community-based protected areas, mangrove protection and fisheries management initiatives in Ra.

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