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Effect of Caribbean Spiny Lobster Traps on Seagrass Beds of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary : Damage Assessment and Evaluation of Recovery

  title={Effect of Caribbean Spiny Lobster Traps on Seagrass Beds of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary : Damage Assessment and Evaluation of Recovery},
  author={Amy V. Uhrin and Mark S. Fonseca and Gregory P. DIDoMENIC and Amy V. Uhrin and Mark S. Fonseca},
In the Florida Keys, traps for spiny lobsters (also known as Caribbean spiny lobster) Panulirus argus are often deployed in seagrass beds. Given that several hundred thousand traps may be deployed in one fishing season, the possibility exists for significant impacts to seagrass resources. The question was whether standard fishing practices observed in the fishery actually resulted in injmies to seagrass. This study was designed to measure the degree of injury to seagrass as a function of trap… 

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