Ifira island's chief and his council have decided to conserve Ifira's mainland coastal areas.

The Ifira Marine Management under the Chief's Council, has told VBTC News that this conservation area, from Prima to Dream Cove, is registered under the Conservation Act number 12, Cap 283.

Rutau Kaltongga, secretary of Ifira Marine Management reminds people that they will not allowed to harvest marine resources from these areas as of the 3rd of April next week.

He appeals to everyone to work together to conserve marine resources as the Management team has found resources are depleting rapidly.