The Set Size campaign was launched to help reverse the decline of Fiji fisheries by ensuring we stop eating undersize fish.
Let’s make sure our fish get big enough to breed before we catch them and restock our reefs.
Will you pledge only to eat Set Size fish?This campaign is encouraging people to buy fish that reached a size where we know they have reproduced and have helped restocked our declining reefs. That’s what we call Set Size.
Look for our posters to make sure you don’t eat Fiji’s future.
Ratu Pita Rokotola Katonivualiku, a fisherman from Naduri, Macuata, remembers donu the size of 4-gallon drums caught for village gatherings. But when his children see photographs of those big fish today, he tells them they live only in photographs. “Only in the past,” he says.
Across Fiji, fish are getting smaller and smaller, and fishing is getting harder and harder. That means people are having a harder time meeting their food and income needs.
Please have a look, because they need our help.
Set Size is a campaign to reverse the decline of inshore fisheries by encouraging people to avoid undersize fish.
If we don’t buy or sell fish that never got a chance to breed, we can start making sure our fish release enough eggs each year to help restock our reefs. Will you join us?
Fiji fisheries – Set Size Campaign
More and more we are eating fish that never got big enough to breed and restock our reefs. That’s making it harder to fish in Fiji, and making it harder for people to meet their food and income needs. Set Sizes, or minimum sizes, are the sizes of fish allowed for sale by Fiji law to ensure we buy only fish that got big enough to breed and replenish our reefs, before we eat them. So there are more fish for us to catch, sell and eat. It’s that simple.
So how do your fish measure up?