[Coral-List] Re: Reef Ball Costs? and Where does Reef Ball go fromhere?

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Mon Mar 1 15:24:23 EST 2004

Hi Todd,

I noticed on your website that a large number of coral reef fish have
already been attracted to the new artificial reef. Most of the ones
pictured are several years old, and thus have been attracted from other
habitats. It will be several years before fish who settle on the reef as
juveniles will be ready for fishing (those that survive predation from
the larger, in-migrant fish and, if the reef is overfished, capture
prior to reaching breeding age).   

What management measures are in place to keep this artificial reef from
adding to fishing pressure on the surrounding fish stocks?



John W. McManus, PhD.
National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Fl. 33149
Phone: 305-361-4814
Fax:   305-361-4910
Email: jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Website: www.ncoremiami.org

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