Announcing COTS Monitoring Network in Vanuatu
Please find attach a Crown of Thorn Star Fish (COTs) Flyer prepared after some work conducted in Vanuatu by Fisheries Department in Collaboration with IRD Scientist in Noumea.
After the impact of TC Pam, COT’s are a potential threat to the already stressful reefs around the Islands of Vanuatu.
The purpose of this flyer is to inform you on this threat and take appropriate action by reporting any sightings to website fisheries.gov.vu.
Principal Fisheries Biologist and
Acting Manager Research and Aquaculture Division
Vanuatu Fisheries Dept
After some delay mainly due to TC PAM, attached is a flyer announcing the starting of a national COTS (crown-of-thorns starfish) monitoring program in Vanuatu.
Our objective is to deliver this information the widest audience possible: conservation NGOS, SCUBA & tourism operators, communities, researchers, fishermen, tourists… anyone that may have the opportunity to spot COTS in the field and send a report through the Vanuatu Fisheries Department website. The ultimate goal of this network is to help develop a relevant strategy to efficiently fight COTS at the country scale.
Please circulate the flyer to your network & contacts !
Chargé de Recherche / Research Officer
IRD Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
UMR 9220 ENTROPIE
Fisheries Department of Vanuatu
PMB 9045 - Port-Vila
Centre de Nouméa
BP A5 - 98 848 Noumea Cedex