Volume 65

Endangered and Unlucky: Region-wide Action Needed for Recovery of the Nassau Grouper, Epinephelus striatus

Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y.
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Date: November, 2012

Pages: 295 - 300

Event: Proceedings of the Sixty-Fifth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Santa Marta

Country: Colombia


The threatened Nassau grouper, with a few important and notable exceptions, continues to decline throughout its geographic range. Unaddressed and emerging threats are set to worsen the situation. Without regional action that harmonizes management across the region, we risk the loss of this iconic species and the benefits it brings. Failure find the means and political will to save the Nassau grouper, sets the scene for sequential loss of other valuable and vulnerable species with serious consequences for food security and seafood independence for many communities in the region and ongoing threat to marine biodiversity.

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