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Between April and August 2018, 822 people (472 men and 350 women) were interviewed in seven provinces on the incidence and characteristics of saltwater crocodile attacks on humans in Solomon Islands. The results are alarming: a total of 225 crocodile attacks on people were recorded. Thirty-six percent of these attacks are fatal. Without effective measures to ensure people’s safety, it’s likely that the frequency of saltwater crocodile attacks will increase in the coming years. WorldFish collected this data in 2018 in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) in the context of the ‘Strengthening coastal and marine resource management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific’ project funded by ADB.

Van Der Ploeg, Johan