Yanuca (Malolo (Mamanuca Group)-Solevu/Yaro)
Locally Managed Marine Area
During a recent visit to a nearby surf break, Cloud Break, a team from koordinates.com was mappinng boundaries for a new marine reserve and learned that the local population was unaware of the two nearby marinne protected areas, Yanuca (Malolo (Mamanuca Group)-Solevu/Yaro) and Tikina Wai Locally Marine Managed Areas.
Both are reported to restrict fishing in parts of the MPAs but local residents were unaware of the reserves and it seems unlikely the reserves were being monitored or enforced very effectively. At the least, outreach to the local community has not been very extensive.
(also known as Lost Island to travellers) is an uninhabited, 72 acres (0.29 km
island located between the islands of
. The coastline has
trees, volcanic rock cliffs and beaches while the interior abounds in jungle.