Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 km east of northern Australia. It consists of approximately 82 relatively small, geologically newer islands of volcanic origin, with about 800 miles north to south distance between the outermost islands. 14 of Vanuatu's islands have surface areas of more than 100 sq km.
There are several active volcanoes in Vanuatu, including Lopevi, as well as several underwater ones. Vanuatu’s growing population is placing increased pressure on local resources for agriculture, grazing, hunting, and fishing. Some 90 percent of Ni-Vanuatu households fish and consume fish, which has caused intense fishing pressure near villages and the depletion of near-shore fish species. (source) Thank you so much Glen!