[Coral-List] Sharpnose Puffer

Tupper, Mark (WorldFish) M.Tupper at CGIAR.ORG
Fri Jan 2 10:45:58 EST 2009

These sorts of mass recruitment events are common for many
species/locations and are even the basis for several major artisanal
reef fisheries, such as the seasonal fisheries or "runs" for juvenile
mullet, rabbitfish, jacks, bigeye scad (atulai) and goatfish in
Micronesia. Needless to say, fisheries based on recruitment events are
highly variable. For example, the seasonal runs of juveniles can account
for anywhere from <1% to >50% of the annual reef fish catch in Guam.

Dr. Mark H. Tupper
Scientist - Coral Reefs & Reef Fisheries
The WorldFish Center
Los Banos, Laguna, PHILIPPINES
Tel +632 580-5659 (2889) GMT +8
Mobile +63 917-524-0864
Reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture.

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