Hook, line and thinker

Hook, line and thinker

Credit: Geordie Torr

Within the dazzling emerald blue waters of an atoll called Anaa in the South Pacific swims the roundjaw bonefish (Albula glossodonta), a species that thrives in the closed, coral-fringed lagoon’s shallow waters.

But like many fish populations around the world, its numbers are dwindling, threatening the island’s economy and food security. Unlike many regions around the world, a unique blend of science, children’s voices, community cohesion and returning to tradition has set the bonefish on a sustainable trajectory.


Published by Cosmos Magazine, page 86, Issue 82, Autumn 2020.

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