Global Reef Expedition examines Tonga’s precious reefs

Tonga has some phenomenally beautiful reefs but there is a new concern about overfishing, which is evident in some areas, according to the findings of a reef expedition undertaken over the last month.

Tonga’s coral reefs in most parts are healthy but there are places where they are damaged, said a Chief Scientist who was concerned with the low number of large fish due to overfishing and recommended more marine protected areas with tougher fishing regulations to ensure the recovery of damaged reefs and to bring back more fish.

via Reef Expedition | Matangi Tonga.