Signs of unsustainable reef fishing across Micronesia | Pacific Beat

Signs of unsustainable reef fishing across Micronesia

Signs of unsustainable reef fishing across Micronesia

Updated 9 April 2013, 9:14 AEST

Most of the big fish from the reefs of Micronesia have already been eaten resulting in smaller and smaller fish being caught and sold across Micronesia.

Existing fishing pressure is unsustainable evedinced by a study conducted by the Pacific Marine Resources Institute exploring coral reef fisheries across Micronesia.

Marine biologist from the University of Guam, Assistant Professor Peter Houk says the declining fishery also affects reef health, the tourism sector and personal livelihoods.

Presenter: Brian Abbott

Speaker: Assistant Professor Peter Houk, a marine biologist from Guam University and researcher for the Pacific Marine Resources Institute

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