Photo: Ban Spurs Dramatic Fish Recovery in Australia



Leopard groupers—like the one pictured above—are among the grouper- and cod-family species known generally as coral trout.

Scientists found that coral trout numbers were significantly higher in areas of Australia's Great Barrier Reef where fishing was banned, according to a study released on June 24, 2008.

Photograph by Fed Bavendam/NGS


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