3 Feb 2015

Suva fishing and swimming ban partially lifted

6:04 pm on 3 February 2015

Environmental authorities in Fiji have partially lifted a ban on fishing and swimming around the capital Suva.

An emergency was declared a month ago after millions of litres of raw sewage poured into the Samabula River contaminating waterways in the area.

After fish and water quality testing, the Department of Environment has lifted the ban on swimming and fishing in the Rewa river mouth, Nukulau Island and parts of the Suva foreshore.

The ban remains for the Vatuwaqa and Cunningham Rivers and other Suva coastal areas.