For the first time, scientists can prove that marine reserves closed to fishing can boost fish stocks in neighbouring area which are still open to fisheries.

A new study was completed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) on the Great Barrier Reef.

Read more about this groundbreaking news:

http://www.coralcoe.org.au/news_stories/reserveswork.html

Image credit: Phil Woodhead – Wet Image Underwater Photography.