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Republic of Fiji

Carlson, Bruce and Lovell, Edward and De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Sykes, Helen R. (2018) Republic of Fiji. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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    Abstract

    Fiji became independant from the United Kingdom on 10th October 1970 and declared itself a Republic on 7th October 1987. Over half the population is rural with many communities relying on small scale commercial and subsistence fishing. About 75% of the dietary protein is sourced from the ocean.Tourism is the major source of foreign income, with most tourist activity concentrated on the beaches and reefs of the coast of the main islands and smaller adjacent islands. Reef biodiversity is high, with at least 422 taxa of marine algae, 342 species of hard corals, 253 species of marine molluscs and 1075 recorded reef-associated fish species. Fiji also has mangrove forests and seagrass beds, with 8 species of mangrove plants and 6species of seagrass.

    Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
    Additional Information: This is part of a global report-The Status and Trends of Coral Reefs in the Pacific
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiji, coral reefs, status, coral bleaching, climate change, coral, marine biodiversity
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Q Science > QL Zoology
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 11:27
    Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 11:29
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11066
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