Saturday, September 09, 2006
Stringers full of fish
This local fishing derby was restricted to fishing only inside the barrier reef and many many thousands of small immature fish were taken severely depleting an already over taxed eco-system. It's sad to see such a lack of awareness for the fragile reef environment for which tourist income depends. You need not be a marine biologist to see the obvious damage inflicted by a very lightly populated Island like Huahine vs. some of the more pristine Tuamotu atolls with very few inhabitants.