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It was a 110-mile passage from Moon Reef to the anchorage at the north end of Taveuni passing thru Somosomo Strait. Somosomo Strait is legendary in Fiji for its shark populations and the Fiji people, particularly in this region, treasure their cultural ties to the shark. They consider the shark their brother and protector. Without the shark, the delicate balance that this species has maintained for millions of years becomes completely upset. Sharks create healthy marine ecosystems. Without the shark, reefs begin to debilitate. We strongly advocate for our readers not familiar with the issue to learn about the alarming decline of sharks mainly due to the shark finning industry. (Up to 80% of some species.) The Honour Fiji Journey supports the campaign to create Fiji into a National Shark Sanctuary and promotes the international conservation of sharks.

As we neared Somosomo Strait with the tidal current against us it became evident we would not be able to anchor before dark. So we sailed a few miles to the west to "heave to" and wait for a fair tide in the morning. The wind died away after sunset, we drifted, becalmed under a clear starry sky and full moon with whales and dolphins all around.

Waitabu Marine Park, partnering with Island Spirit Eco-tours, Crown of Thorn-Star-Fish Removal

Other Projects: Coral Farming/Gardening and Fish House Building



Mangrove Reseeding

Exploring Taveuni and Having Fun

 



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