Namena Marine ReserveThe Namena Marine Reserve, part of the Bua Province encompasses the entiure reef around Namena Island which is located between the two main Fijian Islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
Villagers of the Kubulau District on Vanua Levu own the traditional fishing rights (qoliqoli) of the Namena barrier reef, on which they depend for their livelihood.
In the 1980's and 1990's, an increase in commercial fishing posed a serious threat to Namena's reefs. The chiefs of Kubulau responded in 1997 by placing a total ban on fishing through the creation of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) - The Namena Marine Reserve.
The reserve is part of a larger network of marine protected areas set aside by the Kubulau District to preserve their reefs for future generations.
For more information please contact the following personnel;
1. Mr. Sirilo "Didi" Dulunaqio
Tel: (679) 8853035; Mobile: (679) 7400704/9060109
2. Mr. Peni Were on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Mr. Paulo Baleinakoro on Email: email@example.com
OR visit www.namena.org and the contacts listed in the namena.org website.
Postal Agency Kubulau Bua