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Understanding how fishers fish on coral reefs can inform fishery management strategies

20:00 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Dartmouth College) A Dartmouth study of spearfishing on a Caribbean coral reef illustrates how understanding the process of fishing can help in developing management strategies to address overfishing and coral reef protection worldwide. Understanding which fish are targeted, when, why and where in a coral reef habitat, are important details that extend beyond catch limits or even bans that so often define fishing regulations. The findings are published in PLOS ONE.

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