PhD candidate Judi Lowe was awarded Best PhD Student Presentation at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium in Hawaii. Judi’s thesis is ‘dive tourism and its impact on integrated costal management and livelihoods for artisanal fishers’.
Oslob Whale Sharks. Korean tourists snorkel and bob out of arms reach of a whale shark, feeding below. A dive and snorkel business owned by a 178 local fishermen, who no longer fish.
Heading out to fish at dawn. A local fisher drags his banca across the muds flats, to fish for small mackerel and flying fish. Using only a small, fine gauge net, he is likely to earn as little as $US 4 on a good day.