[Coral-List] Help finding heavily overfished reefs in the Caribbean

Bill Allison allison.billiam at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 12:19:47 EDT 2011

In my late 1980s-early 1990s experience parrot and doctor fish (small ones
at that) were the main component of the North coast catch and spearfishing
accounted for about a third of the catch. Has this changed?

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Ivana Kenny <ibmkenny at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hey Joe,
> If you want text book over-fished reefs, check Jamaica. We consume both the
> typical food fish and some of the 'reef' fish species (like parrots and
> doctor fish) and our fishers utilize lines, seines and traps to collect.
> Consequently, any reef closely associated with a fishing community has
> limited fish abundance and diversity. Reef Check surveys are conducted
> island-wide, annually and that database may give you figures to determine
> which sites you would like to include in your analysis.
> Ivana Kenny
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