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Fiji considers banning fishing nets

March 5, 2019

The Fiji government is considering banning fishing nets, particularly drift nets which are being blamed for threatening numerous marine species.

Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesau said the nets entangle and kill many other marine animals, including endangered species, not just the intended fish.

Mr Koroilavesau said the harmful impact of fishing nets on the marine life is enormous.

In June last year, a study showed Fiji’s kawakawa or grouper fish population had declined by 70 percent in the last 30 years.

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NZ should follow the fijian example

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that's good that they are banning it.

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protect the marine fish

FOLLOW FIJI

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protect the marine fish

NZ SHOULD FOLLOW FIJIS EXSAMPLE

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i think that is a good idea

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Wow interesting

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wow that was really interesting!!

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we need to stop nets getting stuck and killing animals

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good

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really!

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That is a good thing for the environment

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Yes Fiji, new Zealand should take a chance and give it a go!!!

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Yes Fiji, new Zealand should take a chance and give it a go!!!

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That is horrible to so horrible

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yay the fish should live longer and not become exstincted