Black Coral: History of a Sustainable Fishery in Hawai'i

  title={Black Coral: History of a Sustainable Fishery in Hawai'i},
  author={R. Grigg},
  journal={Pacific Science},
  pages={291 - 299}
  • R. Grigg
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
  • Pacific Science
The black coral fishery in Hawai'i has been sustainable for the past 40 yr. The fishery began in 1958, shortly after its discovery off Lahaina, Maui, by Jack Ackerman and Larry Windley, who later formed the company Maui Divers of Hawaii. Since that time, the black coral jewelry industry has gradually expanded and is valued in Hawai'i today at about $15 million at the retail level. In the 1970s, studies of the population dynamics of the major species established growth, recruitment, and… Expand

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