30 September 2020, Rakiraki Fiji: The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) organised a talanoa session with stakeholders from the aquaculture and fisheries sector in the province of Ra to discuss opportunities and challenges in this sector and a way forward. This session was the second in the series of talanoas’ for blue economy development in Fiji.
The COVID-19 crisis has had a major negative impact on the livelihoods of these people in terms of sales and access to markets, prices and incomes from the aquaculture and fisheries industry. The PIDF Secretariat noted the common challenges raised and has committed to work towards providing support and building the capacities of the stakeholders, especially women, in the Ra province as requested.
The Secretariat will continue to organise talanoa sessions in Fiji to progress its mandate on the blue economy.