Volume 60

The politics of Nassau grouper management.

Brown, V.
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Date: November, 2007

Pages: 605-606

Event: Proceedings of the Sixtieth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Punta Cana

Country: Dominican Republic


Science and scientific studies have played an important role in the management, utilization, and protection of edible marine species. The Nassau grouper has been one of the prime targets of this effort. Despite good research, political decisions don’t always mesh with the recommendations of scientists. This presentation will discuss some of the issues related to the decision making process by policymakers, and how scientific findings can be more influential in the process – if not the final decision.

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