Fishing with SCUBA (fwd)
Samisoni Sauni, MSP-USP
sauni_s at usp.ac.fj
Fri Mar 23 19:28:11 EST 2001
Now that American Samoa and Western Samoa have come out
publicly, I wonder how many others in the Pacific region have this
rather resource threatening problem. Here in Fiji, I am not too sure
whether we have it, but I am pretty certain that some uninformed
indivs are doing it.
With overfishing and destructive fishing being among the top of a
whole host of problems directly affecting marine resources in the
region, the introduction of SCUBA, particularly if it is
commercialise, would surely create chaotic panic among resource
managers in attempts to improve target fish stock levels.
Some urgent management measures is required while it is early
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