Friday, 11 April 2008 9:52 PM

Salt fish business

I see it is not salted fish being sold at Honaiara market but what is called "salt fish". To me these are net boat fish. Has the complaint been made because sale of net boat fish sometimes causes canoe fishermen to dump unsold reef fish?

All available fish provides essential food for SI people. If anyone stops net boat fish being sold then more fish will have to be taken from Western Province and other delicate reefs far from devastated Honiara/Gela waters.

What is needed to keep both suppliers and customers happy is a thriving SI economy. Jobs, and money in pockets are needed so more individuals and families can afford to pay the now high prices for fish.

Or is the complaint really about locals going out and onto the net boats that will come to port anyway for supplies and R&R?

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