WhyReef - Threats
Overfishing is a big problem for the humphead parrotfish! Overfishing means too many fish are being caught by humans. Green humphead parrotfish are very easy to catch at night when they are sleeping. Because of this, they are almost extinct in Guam, the Marshall Islands, Fiji and East Africa.
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- Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2009.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (07/2009). http://www.fishbase.de/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=7229&genusname=Amblyeleotris&speciesname=fasciata
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