Fiji’s Minister for Education Dr Mahendra Reddy confirms launching an investigation into the incident in Lautoka alleging a teacher’s involvement in the death of student of Jasper Williams High School last week.
For the protection of landowners, their land and their natural resources, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) will always be carried out first before any development on iTaukei land is carried out, says Ministry of iTaukei Affairs permanent secretary Savenaca Kaunisela.
Australia’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and to the Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo arrives in Fiji tonight for a series of meetings which include the signing over an MOU to mark the country’s inclusion in the Seasonal Worker Program.
Pacific islands including Fiji have been urged to use effective traceability system to help address the urgent and critical problem of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Speaking at a press conference today World Wild Life Fund (WWF) tuna strategy leader Jose Ingles said a traceability system is an important tool not only for food safety but it can be used as a management tool to manage fishing.
Ingles said governments around the region need to recognise IUU fishing as a threat and prioritise actions at national and regional levels to address the problem.
The Coral Triangle Fishers Forum said traceability and catch documentation is the effective information management system that can address IUU threats.
The forum said governments need to allocate sufficient funds for monitoring, controlling, surveillance technologies and enacting traceability and catch documentation measures in fisheries.
The forum also said that implementing such systems will entail stronger support from key stakeholders across the entire supply chain and appropriate incentives and skills need to be developed for different fisheries to adopt them.
The forum is calling on suppliers, retailers, buyers, and restaurateurs in sustainable and legally-caught seafood to directly pressure governments to adopt and implement traceability systems as a core component of fisheries management.
The three-day Coral Triangle Fishers Forum which was attended by more than 100 participants from 25 countries ended today.
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.