A survey of the subsistence and artisanal fisheries in rural areas of Viti Levu, Fiji

Date released
04 January 1995
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N F J Rawlinson, D A Milton, S J M Blaber & S P Sharma


ACIAR funded this survey in 1993 and 1994 to gather as much information as possible about the subsistence fishery in Fiji. The survey revealed the importance of marine products as a source of income, the frequency of fishing activities and the average length of the fishing trips, the main fishing techniques and who uses them, the main habitat areas for fishing, the potential fishing power of families if they use their fishing assets, a list of marine species that are used and the main fish groups caught, and how frequently households eat fish.