April 7, 2015

Returning to Kia Island

Spend more than a few minutes on Kia Island and it is obvious that the residents enjoy their fishing. But fishing isn’t just for pleasure, it […]
February 25, 2015

Understanding the role communities play in the sea cucumber fishery

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer By Sangeeta Mangubhai We are currently in Natokalau village, where we will be based for a week doing our value […]
February 20, 2015

Value Chain Analysis – what is it, and why is it important?

By Sangeeta Mangubhai Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Department of Fisheries staff members are partnering up to undertake a value chain analysis of the sea cucumber […]
February 5, 2015

Searching for the elusive dragonfish in Fiji’s Vatu-i-Ra Seascape

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Words by Margaret Fox The sea cucumber has received much hype recently within the Pacific region despite its docile existence. […]
February 2, 2015

Turning a farm girl into an ocean girl

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Words by Yashika Nand Coral reefs are what convinced me to study marine science at University. I grew up in […]
November 9, 2014

How Ebola led me to Fiji

  Friends say that I am obsessed with the current outbreak of Ebola in west Africa. They are not wrong – but Ebola and I have […]
October 28, 2014

Surveys done, despite a few bumps today

We woke up to another very rainy morning, the ground thoroughly soaked with the downpour we had last night. Still we were full of energy as […]
October 27, 2014

Bad algae on coral reefs – bad news!

Despite dark ominous clouds over the sea, we headed out into the lagoon at Ovalau lagoon to survey reefs on the southwest of the island. I […]
October 26, 2014

Exploring the outer reefs of Ovalau Island

Last night we stayed up late sharing a bowl of yaqona (also known as kava) and talked about some of the findings of the tabu surveys […]
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