Monitoring changes in the catch rates and abundance of juvenile goliath grouper using the ENP creel survey , 1973 – 2006

@inproceedings{CassCalay2009MonitoringCI,
  title={Monitoring changes in the catch rates and abundance of juvenile goliath grouper using the ENP creel survey , 1973 – 2006},
  author={Shannon L. Cass-Calay and Thomas Schmidt},
  year={2009}
}
In early 2006, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service removed goliath grouper from its list of species of concern. It cited a recent status report that showed a significant increase in the abundance of the USA population and suggested that goliath grouper are re-establishing themselves throughout their historic range. However, under the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation Act, the goliath grouper remains ‘overfished,’ and harvest is still illegal. The historical center of abundance of goliath grouper… CONTINUE READING

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