11 Oct 2017

Niue moves from fishing to marine conservation

From , 6:03 am on 11 October 2017

Niue's  government has recently announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area encompassing 40 percent of the country's Exclusive Economic Zone.

The proposed sanctuary covers 127 thousand square kilometres of Niue's waters and includes the Beveridge Reef which is home to most of the world's grey reef sharks.

Premier Toke Talagi says the marine reserve is an inter-generational investment in the future of Niue.

Jenny Meyer reports.

Black tip reef shark

Photo: Flickr/ Geoff Shuetrim