Lancelin Island Lagoon Fish Habitat Protection Area

Lancelin Island Lagoon has a remarkable diversity for such a small area. Within the lagoon, many different habitats exist, including coral and limestone reefs, sandy bottom and seagrass beds. Over 200 species of flora and fauna have been identified within the area. The Fish Habitat Protection Area (FHPA) was created because the environment was under threat due to the easy access to the lagoon and high level of fishing pressure.

The Lancelin Island Lagoon FHPA encompasses the waters of the Indian Ocean to the west of the northern and southernmost points of Lancelin Island, extending to the seaward edge of the subtidal reef platforms. The low water mark of the island nature reserve provides the eastern boundary.