19 Mar 2004

French Polynesian project to replenish Moorea lagoon stock

2:04 pm on 19 March 2004

The mayoralty of Moorea in French Polynesia has unveiled a project to increase the number of fish in the island's lagoon.

The Tahitipresse news agency says the plan was presented on Temae beach in conjunction with the environmentalist service CRIOBE.

The project aims at catching small fish near the reef at night and to release them after three months.

The species to be taken ouf the Moorea lagoon are to replenish the stock sought by fishermen.

The project is also to cover Bora Bora where fish are to be released to the benefit of tourists.