Naikorokoro Village is located on the island of Ovalau, which lies just off the coast of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. Ovalau Island has played an important role in Fiji’s history. It is the site of Levuka, which was the nation’s first colonial capital. Naikorokoro is located two miles away from Levuka Town. There are two mataqali (tribes) in Naikorokoro, which has a population of 107 people. Because Naikorokoro is so close to Levuka, people have overfished many areas of the ocean near the village.
The village is establishing a 92-acre no-take marine reserve for ten years in their traditional fishing area. In exchange, Seacology is providing a grant for construction of a kindergarten and upgrades to the existing community hall.