“Solomon Islands boasts some of the richest fishing grounds in the Western and Central Pacific basin.
“This provides much needed income for the government and an important source of protein for coastal communities throughout the Solomon Islands.
“However, in a recent report on the state of the Solomon Islands coral reefs, published by the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, there are worrying indications that fish stocks are depleting.
.”The report says that although the Solomon Islands has some of the most stunning reefs covered with abundant and diverse coral communities, there were few fish. The report says most of the big fish were gone, and many of the nearshore reefs appeared to be overfished.”
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