CBRM training conducted in Auki

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TWO days of Community Base Resource Management training (CBRM) has been conducted in Auki, ending on Friday last week.

The training was facilitated by the Fisheries department in collaboration with the environment department and World Fish.

Speaking to this paper, principal fisheries officer (PFO) of Malaita province Mr Martin Jasper said the aim of this training is to train trainers or facilitators concerning the marine resource management within their communities.

He said this training is also to develop the management plans in their communities’ aswel.

This is the first group of trainers to attend this very important training; the second group will undergo the same training.

“25 participants underwent the training last week where we will expect the number will be increasing on the second set of training starting today.

“After these trainings we will organise and do monitoring programmes whether these trainers are doing their works in their communities or not.”

Jasper added the basic idea of such training is to manage marine resources along the coastal areas where it has being mismanaged and unprotected.

At the moment the fisheries office in Auki have drafted Management plans for 11 communities around Malaita province.

“These drafts will be gazetted where we will be looking at creating ordinances or guidelines as an act and it will be become legal.”