Observations on Fisheries Activities at Navassa Island

Miller, M. W. and McClellan, D. B. and Begin, C. (2003) Observations on Fisheries Activities at Navassa Island. Marine Fisheries Review, 65(3), pp. 43-49.

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Unmanaged and unquantified artisanal fishing is ongoing at Navassa Island, a small oceanic island about 70 km west of Haiti that is part of the U.S. Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Concern has been expressed regarding the possible impact of these fishing activities on reef resources, and no quantitative catch or effort data are available. However, informal qualitative observations made during a cruise in November 2002 suggest that escalation in fishing activity (and impact) has occurred since previous observations made in April 2000. Namely, size structure of fish was markedly reduced and the adoption of net fishing has allowed the exploitation of queen conch, Strombas gigas, and hawksbill turtles, Eretmochelys imbricata.

Item Type: Article
Title: Observations on Fisheries Activities at Navassa Island
Personal Creator/Author:
Miller, M. W.
McClellan, D. B.
Begin, C.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 65
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 43-49
Date: 2003
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 9734
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 18:12
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 19:27
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9734

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