Are aggregation-fisheries sustainable? Reef fish fisheries as a case study

  title={Are aggregation-fisheries sustainable? Reef fish fisheries as a case study},
  author={Yvonne J. Sadovy and Michael L. Domeier},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
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 of aggregation exploitation has grown substantially in the tropical western Atlantic in the last decade, the phenomenon of aggregation-spawning is little known in the vast Indo-Pacific region where few aggregations are managed or monitored, and are rarely considered in marine-protected area designations. Even… Expand

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