"Li enn bon zafer ki ferm lapes ourit." This is the opinion of most anglers who attended the ceremony where the Chief Commissioner Serge Clair proceeded to the temporary closure of fishing ourites last Monday July 29 at Gravel. A decision of the local authorities that took effect last Monday, 5 August until 6 September 2013.
According to the Fisheries Commissioner Richard Payendee the closing period of the last year has yielded very positive results. There was an increase of 376 tons of ourites in production. Hence the decision to repeat the exercise this year.
The 1200 fishing will be deployed in several committees to help make beautification efforts, among others. These will work for 15 days per month of 7:00 to 11:00, with an allocation of Rs 250 per day. A project with the support of the United Nations (UNDP) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).
Present at the occasion, the Secretary General of the IOC, Jean Claude de l'Estrac, also stressed the positive aspects of this decision that regional and international scope by demonstrating that it is possible to combine the economy to ecology. " Kan tou peser pou realise ki sa fermtir la fer zot gagne plis lavantaz, pa pou bizin donn allocation. Li pou commadir la mer inn vinn enn la bank ki donn gro lintere, telman pou gagn bokou ourit ler louvertir." he said.
The professional fisherman Nicolas Emillien Agathe concedes, meanwhile, that the closure will increase production. But he sees a problem with marketing. " Ena jour mo finn prefer reste pa all lapes parski mo conne pri pa bon" , he says. He believes he would have the selling price is fixed at least Rs 50 per pound. Faced with this situation, local authorities contemplate the possibility of involving the Rodrigues Trade and Marketing Company (RTMC) in marketing ourites opening this year.
Nicolas Emilien Agathe also proposes the introduction of licenses for fishermen ourites to encourage and protect those who need this activity for their livelihood. "Zordi tou dimoun pik ourit. Travayer gouvernman, peser deor et lezot dimoun ki pa bizin sa pou zot viv pe all lor la mer. Ti bizin met lalwa pou sa " , launches it.