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Fish kill in central Marovo – Interview with Mr Charlie Vagara
This is a post by Mr Nathaniel Nausi from Chubikopi Primary School interviewing Mr Charlie Vagara from the Patukae Community High school regarding the recent fish kill experienced in the central Marovo region during the month of June 2011.
Mr Vagara talked about the discoloration of the sea with greenish, brownish and traces of re d colored water at some isolated places with in the affected area and also the mass death of aquatic creatures seen floating on the sea surface. Mr Vagara also talked about the water turbidity which was very low during the very high peak.
In simple terms we can say that we hardly can see through a depth of one meter from the sea surface.
The interviewee high lights that according to elders talked about how similar occurrence had occurred in the past though incredibly small and constricted to certain marine organisms such as fish.
Mr Vagara also pointed to large scale logging activities in the impacted area have contributed to the high level of sediments and nutrients that enters the sea; this is very evident when orange plumes covered the affected area during wet season.
The research team from the University of Queensland and the responsible department from the government such as the fisheries division came and assess the situation soon after the high peak.
The Arnavon Islands Marine Protected Area is pleased to announce the installation of broadband Internet communications at their field offices on Kerehikapa Island.
The Arnavon Islands are home to the breeding ground of endangered Hawksbill Turtles and other species.
The stakeholders of the MPA intend to use the facility to promote awareness and educational activities in collaboration with schools and the communities of Kia, Wagina and Katupika.
On Saturday 5th February, 2011, conservation officers and community representatives met to inspect the facilities and undergo some initial training.
This is an opportunity for the communities to experience modern technology and to take ownership of our online resources – Isaac Matezama, Kia Village
The LLCTC office in Taro is delighted to announce the installation of a satellite Internet system (VSAT) provided by The Nature Conservancy and installed by Solomon Islands Rural Link.
Jimmy Kereseka, Environment Coordinator said, “Now we are out in the world at last!”
The VSAT will provide communications, access to resources, be a powerful tool for programme coordination, monitoring and educational purposes.
The wonders of broadband Internet will allow a regular blog to be maintained by field staff at Taro.
A regular blog will be maintained by the field officers direct from remote Arnavon Islands!
Schools working with TNC will post their own blog entries.