periodic harvest

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 […]
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 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 […]
October 25, 2014

Surveying Nauouo ‘Tabu’ Area

After heavy rain that continued on throughout the night, we awoke to sunshine and a calm blue ocean – it was a perfect day for surveying […]
October 24, 2014

Maximising Benefits of ‘Tabu’ Areas for Local Communities

Finally after much planning and a minor setback (ferry stopped for two days!), we are off to the island of Ovalau in the province of Lomaiviti. […]
June 23, 2014

Koro Expedition 2014

It was the fourth pass in a tiny plane over the remote island of Koro that I lost my sense of awe at the lush green volcanic slopes […]
October 4, 2013

Are tabu areas really taboo?

Special to WCS by science writer, Amy West Kusima. That’s the Fijian word for an overwhelming desire to eat fish. The last high chief of the district […]
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