The remarkable population size of the endangered clam Tridacna maxima assessed in Fangatau Atoll (Eastern Tuamotu, French Polynesia) using in situ and remote sensing data

@inproceedings{Andrfout2005TheRP,
  title={The remarkable population size of the endangered clam Tridacna maxima assessed in Fangatau Atoll (Eastern Tuamotu, French Polynesia) using in situ and remote sensing data},
  author={Serge Andr{\'e}fou{\"e}t and Antoine Gilbert and Laurent Yan and Georges Remoissenet and Claude Payri and Yannick Chancerelle},
  year={2005}
}
Several lagoons of the Eastern Tuamotu Atolls (French Polynesia) are characterized by enormous populations of the clam Tridacna maxima, a species considered as endangered in many locations worldwide. This unique resource is virtually intact, until recently being impacted only by local consumption. Increasing exports to Tahiti's market (up to 50 tonnes of wet matter y −1 ), combined with the relatively small size of these lagoons (<50 km 2 ), have raised significant concerns for agencies charged… CONTINUE READING

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