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Small scale fishers are being called on to play a bigger role is managing coastal fisheries as taramea threaten the reefs of a number of islands. Photo: Kōrero o te `Ōrau / 20102210
October 30, 2020

Cook Islands Fishing Association President Don Beer said a debate over a spearfishing exhibition event held in conjunction with the Cook Islands Games 2020 was a wake-up call to look at the impact small-scale fishing activities can have on marine ecosystems. Commentators and leaders from the scientific community say over-harvesting of species such as pakati (parrotfish), pipi (sea chubs), and ume (unicornfish) disrupts reef ecosystems...

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