No-fishing scheme in Great Barrier Reef succeeds with valuable fishes

Coral trout thrive but protection has less effect on other reef residents

Common coral trout

MOST WANTED  A common coral trout stalking a small fish dinner is one of several prized Plectropomus species responding well to Australia’s much-debated system of no-take reserves within Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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