The healthier the reef the more it can provide for our local communities: 70% of Pacific islanders' protein is sourced from near-shore pelagic and inshore reef and lagoon fisheries.
Seafood is an essential source for amino acids, vitamins, minerals and unique fatty acids, that are not found in terrestrial organisms. Healthy reefs store valuable resources, from providing important compounds for medicines such as anti-tumour medication derived from sea squirts; to those that contains other benefits that are yet to be discovered!
Ane Ah Poe - SPREP
Coral reefs - Healthy. Coral reefs - Income services for local communities