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Traditional fishing in Fiji is practiced by both men and women who each have specific roles. As with many Pacific islands, the ocean is a life source and deeply tied to spiritual and cultural practices. Across Fiji there are varied practices for example the traditional role of the gonedau who brings fish when the chief calls.
Today Fiji has one of the most extensive locally managed marine area networks in the world. These areas utilise traditional knowledge alongside modern science to manage fisheries and conservation efforts.
Fijian fish hooks gallery
See fish hooks from Fiji in the collection below. Click on each image to view full screen and use the zoom functionality for more detail of each fish hook.