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List of 9 records

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1. Status Reef Fisheries: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. GCRMN Report 2000...
EASTERN AUSTRALIA Trawl Fishery This is the largest fishery in the GBR targeting prawns (6,500mt worth US$60 million), scallops (200mt worth $18 million), Moreton Bay bugs (slipper lobsters, 500mt worth $5 million) and lesser quantities of blue s...


2. Status Reef Fisheries: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
In 2001, ex-vessel landings from small boats in the domestic commercial fisheries generated $2 million (NMFS 2001). However, the actual economic impact of commercial fisheries in American Samoa is far greater when distant-water tuna harvests are incl...


3. Status Reef Fisheries: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Fish surveys are showing that there are few large fish on the reefs around the 5 main islands, which indicates serious over-fishing. This depressing situation was not sudden, as surveys in1996 and 2004 show that there have been few large fish on loca...


4. Status Reef Fisheries: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Subsistence fishing has been declining over the past two decades (26315Coutures, 20031) as a result of the gradual change from a subsistence to a cash-based economy. A third type of fishery focuses on pelagic fishes, especially tuna. The pelagic fish...


5. Status Reef Fisheries: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Reef fish are harvested in both subsistence and artisanal fisheries on the five main islands in the Territory. Artisanal fishing includes both nighttime free-divers who spear reef fish and small boat fishers who target deepwater bottomfish. There is ...


6. Status Reef Fisheries: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Fish Harvest Surveys (Creel Surveys) Annual catches of coral reef fish have declined in both the subsistence and artisanal fisheries, but for somewhat different reasons. The subsistence fishery is primarily a shore-based effort that harvests numerou...


7. Status Reef Fisheries: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Coral reef fish assemblages around Tutuila are dominated by herbivores and detritivores such as surgeonfish, small parrotfish, and damselfish. Reef fish populations of small to medium size fish are relatively good, but all of the larger reef fish spe...


8. Status Reef Fisheries: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Status of the Coral Reef Fishery-Fishery-Dependent Monitoring and Surveys From fishery-independent monitoring and fishery-dependent surveys provides new insight into how fishing affects coral reef fish populations. Data was obtained from the vario...


9. Status Reef Fisheries: Micronesia, American Samoa. ...
Human Population and Fishing Effort It is commonly assumed that increases in human population levels lead to over-exploitation of coral reef resources, including fish stocks. The situation in American Samoa is, however, quite different. Although th...


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