D. Publication of Information

It is important for scientists to get technical information out into the general scientific literature and open to peer scrutiny as a basis for sound conservation action. It is also important that some of this information is also made available to a wider public as well as to the fishing community.On the other hand, certain kinds of information, such as the specific locations of aggregations should not be released unless for the express purpose of management and conservation, to ensure that the information does not facilitate yet further uncontrolled aggregation exploitation.

To get information into the hands of practitioners, it might be more useful to make it available in video form, rather than printed documents, although brochures and posters are also very important. The video is a powerful tool and even the most remote islands, if they have a human population, almost always have a video system for watching movies.