Coral Trout in a Fiji Reef

Two large coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus) swim through a coral reef on Taveuni Island in Fiji. Coral trout are highly desired fish for human consumption, and because of overfishing, are considered near threatened by the IUCN red list. However, their populations recover when communities create no-take marine reserves. Because no fishing is allowed in the reserves, coral trout are able to grow bigger and have more offspring. And some of these surviving fish swim to fishing zones where they still support fishing communities. Read more about coral trout and no-take marine reserves.

Two coral trout swim on a reef in Fiji.

Taveuni Palms Resort, Flickr