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Study documents harm to coral reefs from overfishing

  • STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                The state Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider more restrictive regulations on the fishing of herbivores, like surgeonfish, as they help to maintain a healthy reef.

    STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    The state Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider more restrictive regulations on the fishing of herbivores, like surgeonfish, as they help to maintain a healthy reef.

Aquatic biologists have long known the importance of algae-eating fish to the overall health of coral reefs. But new research documents just how important species like surgeonfish and parrotfish are to Hawaii’s coral reefs. Read more

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