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Table 6

Comparison of fisheries-related parameters between the two French Polynesia islands of Bora-Bora and Moorea. It is worth noting that the Maximum Sustainable Yield process in Moorea was carried out with the entire lagoon biomass, rather than just commercial fish biomass, which may explain the difference between the Bora-Bora results.

  Bora-Bora data Moorea data from Brenier, 2009 and Leenhardt et al., 2012    
Inhabitants 10 658 16 608    
Estimated number of fishermen 1307 3773    
Fishermen density 18.9 Fishermen km−2 77 Fishermen km−2    
Average trip/week/km2 40.3 trips week−1 km−2 120 trips.week−1 km−2    
Average catch per unit effort (CPUE) 2.7 kg trip−1 1.6 kg trip−1    
Total annual landing 369.7 ± 40.6 t 490 t    
Annual yield
Biomass estimation
5.35 t km−2 year−1
58.8 t km−2 year−1
10 t km−2 year−1
103 t km−2 year−1
Maximum Sustainable yield (MSY) 6.5 t km−2 year−1 23 t km−2 year−1    
Fish landing/inhabitant/year 34.7 kg inh−1 year−1 27.98 kg inh−1 year−1    

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