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Distributions of Indo-Pacific lionfishes Pterois spp. in their native ranges : implications for the Atlantic invasion
Lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) have become a major concern in the western Atlantic and Caribbean since their introduction in the 1980s. Invasive lionfish can reach very high populationExpand
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Differences in reef fish assemblages between populated and remote reefs spanning multiple archipelagos across the central and western Pacific
Comparable information on the status of natural resources across large geographic and human impact scales provides invaluable context to ecosystem-based management and insights into processes drivingExpand
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Depth Refuge and the Impacts of SCUBA Spearfishing on Coral Reef Fishes
In recent decades, spearfishing with SCUBA has emerged as an efficient method for targeting reef fish in deeper waters. However, deeper waters are increasingly recognised as a potential source ofExpand
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Reproductive biology of the milk shark Rhizoprionodon acutus and the bigeye houndshark Iago omanensis in the coastal waters of Oman
Female Rhizoprionodon acutus were found to mature between 62 and 74 cm total length (L T ) whereas males matured between 63 and 71 cm L T . The L T at 50% maturity was 64·3 cm for females and 64·7 cmExpand
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Detailed demographic analysis of an Epinephelus polyphekadion spawning aggregation and fishery.
The demographic profile of camouflage grouper Epinephelus polyphekadion (Bleeker, 1849), a widely distributed, commercially important, and Near Threatened (on the IUCN Red List) reef fish species,Expand
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The Sultanate of Oman shark fishery: Species composition, seasonality and diversity
Abstract The Sultanate of Oman has a long established traditional shark fishery, which has experienced increased demand in recent years due to the shark fin trade. Despite the long history of theExpand
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Mesophotic depths as refuge areas for fishery-targeted species on coral reefs
Coral reefs are subjected to unprecedented levels of disturbance with population growth and climate change combining to reduce standing coral cover and stocks of reef fishes. Most of the damage isExpand
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Commercial coral-reef fisheries across Micronesia: A need for improving management
A dearth of scientific data surrounding Micronesia’s coral-reef fisheries has limited their formal assessment and continues to hinder local and regional management efforts. We approach this problemExpand
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Age-based demographic and reproductive assessment of orangespine Naso lituratus and bluespine Naso unicornis unicornfishes.
Bluespine unicornfish Naso unicornis and orangespine unicornfish Naso lituratus were sampled in Pohnpei and Guam, Micronesia, over 13 months to identify reproductive and age-based demographicExpand
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Catches of lost fish traps (ghost fishing) from fishing grounds near Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Abstract A field study was undertaken to quantify the catch rate of simulated lost fish traps at five traditional fishing grounds near Muscat and Mutrah, Sultanate of Oman. Twenty-five traps were setExpand
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