Direct effects of fishing pressure (FP) well documented in Reef ecosystems (Russ, 1991). Indirect effects much less documented, excepting a compensatory increase of density of small size individuals of the targeted species under low FP (Dulvy, 2004). Scarids: well represented species among the reef fisheries of the Pacific. HYPOTHESIS: The removal of Scarids by fishing has an obvious direct effect on the abundance of the targeted species, and also an indirect effect on the relative abundances of other Scarid species, including species not targeted by fishers.