Live Reef Fish Information Bulletin 19
Gropuper Monitoring Results (2010 Interim)
by Mike Phelan
A paper on home range estimates for squaretail coralgrouper, Plectropomus areolatus
Author: Hutchinson N. & Rhodes K. L.
No actual spawning aggregation has been filmed but features a number of fascinating videos from Palau.
To protect fish spawning aggregation area and the conservation and protection of the Blue-striped grunt Haemulon sciurus, Bermuda's North Shore is closed for fishing for 2 months from May 1 to June 30.
Bermuda Government proposed a 15-year strategy to manage Bermuda's fisheries which includes a management plan for each main species, to be reviewed every three to five years. Research will incorporate stock status, spawning aggregation and movement patterns. Age, growth and reproduction studies will help to set minimum legal sizes.
Two journal articles on fish spawning aggregations:
Report on commercially important Serranid fishes from the Gulf of California: ecology, fisheries, and conservation
How do hundreds of millions of fish decide to join ranks and take a swim together?
Researcher from Scripps Institution of Oceanography of University of California, San Diego indicated that damage to threatened Gulf of California habitats can be reversed.
© Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego 2010.
See more: http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=1049
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