Giant Trevally Project

Healthy populations of giant trevally and bonefish present an opportunity for sustainable economic development and eco-tourism in remote island locations where commercial fishing has historically been the only option. However in many of these locations bonefish and giant trevally are threatened by overfishing. The opportunity to study these animals in lightly fished locations like Tetiaroa is becoming increasingly rare. This research seeks to contribute to our understanding of the biology of these fishes and to determine steps necessary to protect them and establish sustainable fishing programs.