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Sea cucumbers. A global review of fisheries and trade

  title={Sea cucumbers. A global review of fisheries and trade},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica Toral-Granda and Alessandro Lovatelli and Marcelo Vasconcellos and Chantal Conand and Jean‐François Hamel and Annie Mercier and Steven W. Purcell and Sven Uthicke},
Sea cucumber fishing is not a traditional activity; however, a large number of coastal communities have developed a strong dependency on it as an alternative source of income. This paper reviews the worldwide population status, fishery, trade and management of sea cucumbers five regions, covering known sea cucumber fishing grounds: temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere; Latin America and the Caribbean; Africa and the Indian Ocean; Asia; and the Western Central Pacific. Together, the case… 

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