eating damselfish ...

David Obura dobura at
Wed Oct 30 02:54:31 EST 2002

.. and in the artisanal fishery in Diani, Kenya, which is also strongly
overfished, damselfish make up 0.41% (by number, or a total of 236 fish)
of the overall catch recorded (1998-2001).  91% of these are caught in
traditional basket-traps, 7% by spearguns, 1% by handlines.  The
proportion would be considerably less by weight ... as in Jamaica,
perhaps more would be caught by spearguns, but they are undersampled
here as well.



David Obura
CORDIO-East Africa P.O.BOX 10135, Mombasa, Kenya
Tel/fax: +254-11-548 6473; 0733-851656
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