Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bahamian Nassau Groupers - Good News!

After the Cayman Islands, now the Bahamas.

The yearly fishing moratorium is now permanent.
The closure protects the Groupers' spawning aggregation and is hopefully a big step towards having the populations recover, thus protecting the livelihoods of the Caribbean fishermen depending on this important fishery. Once ubiquitous, the Nassau Grouper is now listed as endangered, this principally owing to overfishing.

Well done!

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