The community of Kia Island often opens up tabu areas (traditional no-take zones) in order to pay community debts, school fees, church renovations and others. However, this practice can result in substantial and long-term reductions in fish biomass on reefs, as shown by this recent paper in the journal Coral Reefs link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00338-012-0888-x
We are working closely with the community of Kia Island to look for alternative sources of income, and reduce the community's dependency on marine resources; our research has shown that currently over 80% of the island's households depend on fishing as their main source of livelihood.
Find out more about our exciting work in Fiji on our website: c-3.org.uk/category/fiji-2/
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