31 January 2018

CHANGES in the marine ecosystem and fish poisoning are the result of climate change in Fiji and the South Pacific.

These were two of the many issues discussed at the Symposium on Future International Co-operation and Human Resource Development in Marine Science and Fisheries held at the USP's Japan-Pacific ICT Centre.

The head of School of Applied Science at the Fiji National University, Dr Jimaima Lako, elaborated on some of the ways that our marine ecosystem and fish poisoning happen.

"According to the research that we have done, we have managed to find four species of algae that carry the toxins and one of the basic ones is basically related to ciguatera fish poisoning," she said.

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