Coral Trout numbers continue to climb in no-take marine reserves

August 25, 2020

The Great Barrier Reef Long-Term Monitoring team have found numbers of coral trout continue to climb in ‘no take’ marine reserves, also known as ‘Green Zones’.

The latest Annual Summary Report on the condition of reefs shows coral trout numbers in Green Zones are now almost double those on reefs open to fishing.

Valuable to recreational and commercial fishers, coral trout numbers have been climbing since 2004, when the number of Green Zones was increased to 33% of the Marine Park.

Learn more in the report:

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