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2017 Annual Report

2017 was a great year with many exciting events and activities, from the 9th Veitau Waqa – the boat lives event, to the launching of the collaborative project with Conservation International – the Lau Seascape Initiative, to the the launching of PBF’s project – the Beqa Lagoon Initiative. Many outreach activities and both national and […]


Traditional Approach

By: Luke Rawalai; Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Roko Sau, Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba (right) and local director of the Pacific Blue Foundation speaks at the FLAMMA AGM. Photo Credit: Luke Rawalai The solution to Fiji’s problems, be it climate change, global warming or diminishing natural resources, lies in the practices of our forefathers. Recognising this, the […]

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Survey Finds 6 New Marine Species

By: Luke Rawalai; Sunday, November 26, 2017. Photo Credit: Conservation International, Mark Erdmann, Gerry Allen. A scientific survey in the Lau seascape discovered six new marine species endemic to the waters in the group. Considered a new frontier for marine exploration, the Lau Group is one of Fiji’s five priority marine eco-regions. In May 2017, […]


Korova’s Last Canoe Builder

AN article published on ArTalk, Fiji’s independent online art magazine, featured the story of Semiti Paki of Korova, Suva; originally from Moce, in the Lau group, and the relationship built with Pacific Blue Foundation. Dr B. Gregory Mitchell, PBF’s chairman of directors, directed the creation of the annual canoe racing event, Veitau Waqa – The […]

COTS Removal drive

CoTS Removal Drive

The Crown-of-thorns starfish were removed from the coral reef off of the coast of Beqa. Picture SUPPLIED Monday, September 19, 2016 by Sikeli Qounadovu Youth of Rukua Village, on Beqa island with the support of Beqa Lagoon Resort, successfully carried out the Island’s very first ‘Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) removal’ initiative. According to research by the […]

The Ocean Keepers

The Ocean Keepers

Semiti Cama with one of his new drua canoe under construction. Picture: Jona Konataci Monday, December 05, 2016 by Matilda Simmons WHEN master navigator Jiujiua Bera first saw the Disney’s animated movie Moana at its premier in Damodar Cinema early this month, the 51-year-old cried. The Moce, Lau Islander said he instantly remembered times when […]