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Extinction vulnerability in marine populations
Human impacts on the world's oceans have been substantial, leading to concerns about the extinction of marine taxa. We have compiled 133 local, regional and global extinctions of marine populations.Expand
Critical science gaps impede use of no-take fishery reserves.
As well as serving valuable biodiversity conservation roles, functioning no-take fishery reserves protect a portion of the fishery stock as insurance against future over-fishing. So long as there isExpand
Criteria for the Diagnosis of Hermaphroditism in Fishes
hermaphroditism can be diagnosed by the presence, within one gonad, of mature tissue of both genders or by experimental induction of self-fertilization. In sequential hermaphroditism (protogyny andExpand
Synopsis of biological data on the Nassau grouper, Ephinephelus striatus (Bloch 1792), and the Jewfish, E. itajara (Lichtenstein, 1822)
Information on the biology, fishery resources, explotiation patterns, management, and conservation status of two species of grouper-the Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus, and the jewfish,Expand
Reproduction of reef fishery species
Although reproductive patterns in tropical fishery species are characterized by diversity, some interesting trends are clearly emerging, despite the few families studied in detail. ReproductiveExpand
Are aggregation-fisheries sustainable? Reef fish fisheries as a case study
Reef fish spawning aggregations are attractive and often lucrative to fish but particularly vulnerable to fishing, with many cases of declines or extirpations. While awareness of the risks ofExpand
Size, composition, and spatial structure of the annual spawning aggregation of the red hind, Epinephelus guttatus (Pisces : Serranidae)
Annual spawning aggregations of the red hind, Epinephelus guttatus, occurring at the time of full moon in Jan., were surveyed off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico between 1983 and 1989. OneExpand
Trouble on the reef: the imperative for managing vulnerable and valuable fisheries
Reef fishes are significant socially, nutritionally and economically, yet biologically they are vulnerable to both over-exploitation and degradation of their habitat. Their importance in the tropicsExpand
Temporal and Spatial Trends in Spawning Aggregations of Camouflage Grouper, Epinephelus Polyphekadion, in Pohnpei, Micronesia
The aims of this investigation were to document the temporal and spatial dynamics of aggregated camouflage grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion in Pohnpei, Micronesia, and to assess seasonal and dailyExpand