Fishing effects on cora
SOBELJ at dccmc.mhs.compuserve.com
Wed Mar 13 19:18:59 EST 1996
After an earlier posting regarding work done on the effects of fishing on
Kenyan coral reefs by McClanahan etal, I received requests for more
specific reference information. There are actually a number of articles
on this subject by this group. Among the more recent are:
McClanahan, T.R. & D. Obura. 1995. Status of Kenyan Coral Reefs.
Coastal Management 23:57-76.
McClanahan, T.R. 1995. Fish predators and scavengersof the sea urchin
Echinometra Mathaei in Kenyan coral-reef parks. Env. Biol. of Fishes
McClanahan, T.R. 1995. A coral reef ecosystem-fisheries: impacts of
fishing intensity and catch selection on reef structure and processes.
Ecolocical Modelling 80(1995):1-19.
McClanahan, T.R. 1994. Kenyan coral reef lagoon fish: effects of
fishing, substate complexity, and sea urchins. Coral Reefs (1994)
Jack Sobel, Ecosystem Scientist
Center for Marine Conservation
sobelj at dccmc.mhs.compuserve.com
Do you have a complete reference for the McClanahan publication, or an
address for him so I can request a reprint?
On 13 Mar 1996, Jack, Sobel wrote:
> On March 8, William Moreno Caycedo requested information on the effects
> of fishing or overfishing on corals (see below). Although this
> impact has been overlooked and underestimated by many, some
> good work on this has been published by McClanahan etal on Kenyan coral
> reefs. Their work was made possible by the existance of "marine
> reserves", areas closed to fishing, that enabled comparisons between
> fished and unfished areas. Their work suggests that, at least in
> the impacts of overfishing/fishing on corals may be more important and
> severe than even widely recognized problems, such as those associated
> with eutrophication and sedimentation.
> Jack Sobel, Ecosystem Scientist
> Center for Marine Conservation
> sobelj at dccmc.mhs.compuserve.com
> From: William Moreno Caycedo <wm1 at ukc.ac.uk>
> To: coral-list at reef.aoml.noaa.gov
> Subject: Fishing and its effect on coral
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> To anybody
> Does anybody knows anything about the effects to coral by fishing (or
> overfishing) in a particular area of the world.
> At the moment I'm trying to study this problem but at this University
> (Canterbury U.K) there is not much information. I would be most
> if someone could tell me where I can obtain this kind of info.
> William Moreno
> Durrel Intitute of Conservation and Biology
> wm1 at ukc.ac.uk
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