06 June, 2007

Sale of "Farmed" Coral

There was a sale of "farmed" coral along the Suva seawall, opposite the Suva Handicraft Centre, yesterday. The coral was harvested from an island in the Lomaiviti group whose villagers started commercially farming coral a few years ago. A small piece was selling for F$20.00 while the largest one fetched F$150.00. Interested buyers included locals and tourists who bought the item to make jewellery pieces or for their aquariums.

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