Illegal to take 1879: Illegal to take beche-de-mer without a licence from the Governor.

in 1879, five years after the cession of Fiji to Great Britain, legislation was enacted to protect the interests of the Fijians against the depredations of visiting ships, and it became illegal to take beche-de-mer without a licence from the Governor.
http://www.janesoceania.com/fiji_discovery1/index.htm

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