Reef Conditions, Somosomo Straits, Taveuni from 2002 onwards - Fiji Coral Reef Monitoring Network (FCRMN)

Reef Conditions, Somosomo Straits, Taveuni from 2002 onwards – Fiji Coral Reef Monitoring Network (FCRMN)

Background

Reef Surveys have been carried out at two sites (the Great White Wall on the outer face, and the back of Blue Ribbon Eel Reef / Jerry’s Jelly on the inside of the Rainbow Reef) in the Somosomo Straits since 2002, with the exception of 2005 (Rainbow Reef only), 2008 (no surveys), and 2015 – 2017 (no surveys due to poor weather and time constraints).

Biophysically Special, Unique Marine Areas Of Fiji

Biophysically Special, Unique Marine Areas Of Fiji

This report outlines the process undertaken to define and describe the special, unique marine areas of Fiji.

These special, unique marine areas provide an important input to decisions about, for example, permits, licences, EIAs and where to place different types of marine protected areas, locally managed marine areas and Community Conservation Areas in Fiji.

Sykes H, Le Grand J, Davey K, Kirmani SN, Mangubhai S, Yakub N, Wendt H, Gauna M, Fernandes L (2018) Biophysically special, unique marine areas of Fiji. MACBIO (GIZ, IUCN, SPREP), Wildlife Conservation Society and Fiji’s Protected Area Committee (PAC); Suva.

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