6 Mar 2008

Fishermen in Solomon Islands, Malaita, will no longer have to travel far to catch fish

11:35 am on 6 March 2008

Fishermen in Solomon Islands West Baelelea Constituency in Malaita will no longer have to travel long distances to catch fish.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting corporation reports that "Fishing Rafts" can be used to attract fish closer to the surrounding waters about 300 meters from the shoreline.

Initiated by local fishermen the project to get the rafts has got 3-thousand US dollars in funding from the National and Provincial Governments.

The Government Communications Unit reports the project engages rural communities into income generating activities in line with its rural development policy.