Surveying Nauouo ‘Tabu’ Area

After heavy rain that continued on throughout the night, we awoke to sunshine and a calm blue ocean – it was a perfect day for surveying fish. Jordan Goetze (a PhD student from the University of Western Australia) and Sam Moyle (Western Australia Fisheries) meticulously check the gear and calibrate cameras carefully before we headed […]

Maximising Benefits of ‘Tabu’ Areas for Local Communities

Finally after much planning and a minor setback (ferry stopped for two days!), we are off to the island of Ovalau in the province of Lomaiviti. Ovalau is a popular place for locals and tourists, who flock to Levuka our former capital city (until 1877), which was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Area. I […]