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coastal management

Fiji - Nature's defence

Man-made sea walls are not the best form of coastal protection and local conservation organisations have asked that people use mangroves to protect their shoreline.

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Habitat change mediates the response of coral reef fish populations to terrestrial run-off

Coastal fish populations are typically threatened by multiple human activities, including fishing pressure and run-off of terrestrial pollution. Linking multiple threats to their impacts on fish populations is challenging because the threats may influence a species directly, or indirectly, via its habitats and its interactions with other species. Here we examine spatial variation in abundance of coral reef fish across gradients of fishing pressure and turbidity in Fiji.