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Raro FADs break loose

Thursday 12 January 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, National

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Raro FADs break loose
Aitutaki senior fisheries officer Richard Story led the team of Ministry of Marine Resources and local fishermen onboard the Te Kau barge skippered by George Koteka, to deploy a FAD in 2021. Picture: JUNIOR IOAPA/ 21091207

Missing anchored fish aggregating devices (FADs) around Rarotonga which are used by local small-scale fishermen, have been a concern to fishers alongside the increase in fuel costs and poor fish numbers.

Missing anchored fish aggregating devices (FADs) around Rarotonga which are used by local small-scale fishermen, have been a concern to fishers alongside the increase in fuel costs and poor fish numbers.


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