Nimpal Channel covers 190 acres of nearshore reef on the central-western side of Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia. Two communities have traditionally fished this area – the Okaw and Kaday – and they observed a decline in diverse fish populations in the mid 2000s. To prevent overfishing, the community designed no-fishing zones in 2008, and the reef’s condition was noted as the second best in region by 2012.
 Houk, Peter, Gorong, Berna, and Buthung, Eva. “Case Studies of Social-Ecological Resilience in Island Systems.” American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. 2013.