An Overview of Guam's Inshore Fisheries

Hensley, Rebecca A. and Sherwood, Timothy S. (1993) An Overview of Guam's Inshore Fisheries. Marine Fisheries Review, 55(2), pp. 129-138.

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Guam's nearshore reef fishery is a multi-gear, multispecies fishery that has undergone major changes through the years. Methods have evolved and become more modern. This, along with the changing economic status of Guam, has severely stressed the fishery. Top targeted species are being overexploited and "growth overharvesting" is occurring; the more serious form of "recruitment overharvesting," is happening to some of the key species. Major management concerns are discussed with respect to overfishing and habitat destruction. Management recommendations for this fishery include gear restrictions, size restrictions, and the establishment of marine conservation areas.

Item Type: Article
Title: An Overview of Guam's Inshore Fisheries
Personal Creator/Author:
Hensley, Rebecca A.
Sherwood, Timothy S.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 55
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 129-138
Date: 1993
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9881
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 20:38
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 20:38

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