South China Sea Project Document for Vietnams Phu Quoc Coral Reef Habitat Demonstration Site
Fringing coral reefs occur around almost all of the islands in the An Thoi area (Southern islands) and some locations around Phu Quoc, the biggest island. Patch reefs are also observed in some shallow waters far from the islands. Data collected from 12 transects in 2002 showed rather good condition of the reefs in Phu Quoc with mean coral cover ranging from high to moderate. According to the division of English et al. (1994), 25 % reefs were in good condition, 58.3 % reefs in fair condition and 16.7 % reefs in poor condition.
20 May 2010