Hope in the Deep
Source: The Fiji Times
October 22, 2011
"Dakuwaqa will be a happy fish, so too his keepers.
The ancient shark god—who Fijians believe still roams our waters and upholds his end of the bargain to protect his people and their livelihood in the reefs—may finally see his deal with humans on paper.
The Ministry of Primary Industries' Department of Fisheries and Forests will forward a proposal, which is being drafted, to Cabinet soon for legislation to ban the commercial fishing and trade of sharks and their parts, including fins.
Traditional leaders have given their support to the Fisheries Ministry, as well as the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) and the Pew Environment Group, non-profit organisations that next week will step up the campaign to raise community awareness about the importance of sharks in Fiji."
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