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Fiji Reef Declared Sacred for World Oceans Day

By Paul Ciampanelli , Paw Nation

1176 days ago   Article ID# 1064206
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Wildlife Conservation Society

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Paw Nation) - June 8 (That's today!) is World Oceans Day. In recognition of the annual event, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute have declared that the Toyota Island coral reef in Fiji is officially "sacred," according to a WCS press release.

Toyota's island chiefs traditionally impose fishing bans when fish stocks face threats of depletion, but the most recent such ban was lifted by the island's last chief due to the great commercial benefit provided by fishing. The people of the island had the reef declared sacred today in order to protect its precious resources.

"Because the people have an abundance of fish stocks for food on healthy coral reefs, they are unlikely to impact the unique natural heritage of their reef system when fishing for their own subsistence," said WCS Fiji Director, Dr. Stacy Jupiter. "However, the communities should take precaution to avoid the temptation to trade away their resources to outsiders."

So for the sake of World Oceans Day, the marine life of the Toyota Island coral reef, and the Toyota people, please don't go out and commercially overfish the reef, you guys. Seriously. Don't.

If you're stuck here in the States and can't really afford a trip to Fiji, but you're interested in seeing some of the beautiful fish and other aquatic life we're talking about here, swing by the new Conservation Hall and Glover's Reef at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium, where you can see the Pacific Ocean's Coral Triangle exhibit, home to a variety of sea life including beautiful corals, vibrant clownfish, and various anemones.

Happy World Oceans Day!

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Updated 1176 days ago   Article ID# 1064206

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