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Conference Paper: The case of the disappearing grouper; Epinephelus striatus, the Nassau grouper, in the Caribbean and western Atlantic

TitleThe case of the disappearing grouper; Epinephelus striatus, the Nassau grouper, in the Caribbean and western Atlantic
Authors
KeywordsNassau grouper
Fisheries management
Issue Date1999
PublisherGulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://procs.gcfi.org/Proceedings.html
Citation
Proceedings of the Forty-Fifth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, 1-6 November 1992, 1999, v. 45, p. 5-22 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus, was once a species of considerable commercial significance in the Caribbean and western Atlantic. Over the last two decades, however, annal landings have declined sharply in many areas, and the species is now effectively extinct commercially in Bermuda Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Of particular concern are the declines in, or losses of, fully one fifth of spawning aggregations. Because these likely represent the total yearly reproductive output of participating individuals, their disappearance or disturbance will inevitably influence future recruitment and fishery yield. The apparent vulnerability of this species to heavy exploitation is believed to result from a combination of its biology (i.e., long life, slow growth, etc.), large size of sexual maturation relative to other components of multispecies fisheries, its aggregating habit and its susceptibility to fish traps and the speargun. Recommendations are made for the protection of spawning biomass through the management of aggregations, and for reducing growth overfishing through the introduction of marine reserves. Biological and fishery information necessary to monitor, manage and restore stocks is identified.
DescriptionFulltext in http://procs.gcfi.org/pdf/gcfi_45-1.pdf
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/111853
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dc.contributor.authorSadovy, YJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-26T03:06:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-26T03:06:57Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Forty-Fifth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, 1-6 November 1992, 1999, v. 45, p. 5-22en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1553-8486-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/111853-
dc.descriptionFulltext in http://procs.gcfi.org/pdf/gcfi_45-1.pdf-
dc.description.abstractThe Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus, was once a species of considerable commercial significance in the Caribbean and western Atlantic. Over the last two decades, however, annal landings have declined sharply in many areas, and the species is now effectively extinct commercially in Bermuda Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Of particular concern are the declines in, or losses of, fully one fifth of spawning aggregations. Because these likely represent the total yearly reproductive output of participating individuals, their disappearance or disturbance will inevitably influence future recruitment and fishery yield. The apparent vulnerability of this species to heavy exploitation is believed to result from a combination of its biology (i.e., long life, slow growth, etc.), large size of sexual maturation relative to other components of multispecies fisheries, its aggregating habit and its susceptibility to fish traps and the speargun. Recommendations are made for the protection of spawning biomass through the management of aggregations, and for reducing growth overfishing through the introduction of marine reserves. Biological and fishery information necessary to monitor, manage and restore stocks is identified.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherGulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://procs.gcfi.org/Proceedings.html-
dc.relation.ispartofAnnual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Proceedingsen_HK
dc.subjectNassau grouper-
dc.subjectFisheries management-
dc.titleThe case of the disappearing grouper; Epinephelus striatus, the Nassau grouper, in the Caribbean and western Atlanticen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailSadovy, YJ: yjsadovy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authoritySadovy, YJ=rp00773en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros54009en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros26880-
dc.identifier.volume45en_HK
dc.identifier.spage5en_HK
dc.identifier.epage22en_HK
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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