Hikueru

© Thomas Vignaud

179

inhabitants in 2017

8 km²

of land

79 km²

of lagoon

Hikueru is a central Tuamotu atoll organized around a single artificially created pass. The mother-of-pearl shell overexploitation led from the mid-20th century to a shift in activity towards copra cultivation and fishing.

WHAT WE PLAN TO DO

  • Meet local authorities and stakeholders to discuss local issues relating to fishing;
  • Set up a fishery and ecological monitoring system;
  • Support the design of an Educational Marine Area.