Villagers ask for help in trade

Porebada villagers are calling on the government to be mindful of their sea cucumber trade.

Initially concerns were raised this month about NFA’s deferral of sea cucumber sales to the 1st of August after previously informing the public that the beche- de- mer trading would be opened on the 1st of July.

Goata Taumaku speaking on be-half of the other fisherman said that while the NFA’s short notice to stop them from selling is not good enough he is asking them to help raise awareness about the trade.

 Taumaku asked if the NFA can also advise them of the authorized licensed traders of the sea cucumbers as well as the market price to avoid them being deceived by illegal traders.


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