Ly Son Marine Reserve in central Quang Ngai Province, covering Ly
Son Island and its surrounding areas, has a water surface of more than 7,100
The sea protected area is known for high biodiversity and an ecosystem that
houses many rare marine species. But these creatures are in danger of extinction
due to the activities of local people.
To solve the problems, the provincial People’s Committee adopted a project to
use advanced technology to restore coral reefs near Ly Son Island in 2015.
Experts have been sent to survey the coral reefs and raise local awareness of
the importance of animal and environmental protection. Local authorities and
residents have also been provided with training on how to recover coral reefs.
The province urged Ly Son Island to intensify management of the sea protected
area by requesting tour operators strictly comply with the reserve’s regulations
and keeping a close watch on the density and development of rare sea species.
The island was also urged to get local people involved in protecting natural
resources and to guide them to fish sustainably.