[Coral-List] Non-lethal Parrotfish Sampling Techniques

Tim_Clark at nps.gov Tim_Clark at nps.gov
Thu Sep 6 15:29:28 EDT 2012


We commonly catch parrotfish at night while they sleep using a fish landing
net and piece of 1/2" pvc pipe for a poker.  Net is similar to
http://www.memphisnet.net/category/nets_dip_landing.  Find a sleeping fish,
put the net in front of them, and gently move it over their head.  Use the
poker to "goose" them into the net if needed.  Get a fairly deep net if
possible so you can twits the top to close the fish in while you swim back
to the boat.

Good luck!


Tim Clark
Marine Ecologist
National Park of American Samoa
Pago Pago, AS  96799
(684) 633-7082 ext. 41 (office)
(684) 733-4151 (cell)
Tim_Clark at nps.gov

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Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:07:56 -0600
From: andrzej narozanski <andrzej at utilaecology.org>
Subject: [Coral-List] Non-lethal Parrotfish Sampling Techniques
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Hello Coral-Listers,

I am looking for tried and tested techniques or experiences  for catching
parrotfish (specifically targeting Stoplight parrotfish - Sparisoma viride)
without causing any harm (i.e. catch and release).

Any ideas or advice would be most welcome. Thanks in advance.

Andrzej Narozanski
Centro de Ecologia Marina
Oficina 401-403 Edificio Florencia
Bulevard Suyapa

andrzej at utilaecology.org

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