Fiji Times – 13 May 2019
by Aqela Susu
THE Ministry of Fisheries has issued a stern warning to vendors to refrain from selling undersized crabs and leave it to reach its maturity stage before it’s harvested.
This was after the ministry confiscated 483 undersized crabs during an operation at markets around the Suva-Nausori corridor on Saturday.
The crabs were later released into the sea in Tailevu by officials from the ministry under the supervision of a police officer.
Principal Fisheries Officer Central Shalendra Singh said it was disappointing to see the number of vendors who were still selling undersized crabs despite the continuous awareness sessions carried out in their villages and communities by the ministry.
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