Bonefish Tarpon Trust Special Conservation Issue

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust recently had published a series of papers from their 5th international symposium (overview and paper list here). This paper is a summary of the state of bonefish, permit and tarpon management – very approachable. If you want other papers, let us know and we can track them down.

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:10-05:00 November 3rd, 2015|Categories: bonefish, Fish, Mangroves and Creeks|2 Comments

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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    Rob Koury November 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Craig-
    There is no citation for this economic statistic in the article:
    “For example, the $141 million annual economic impact of the bonefish fishery in the Bahamas is reliant on the habitats that support bonefish life history.”
    Do you know who compiled this data and how?
    The number just seems outrageously high- at least when looking at Abaco.
    Great stuff!!
    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Cindy Pinder November 6, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    https://www.igfa.org/images/uploads/files/Bahamas_Flats_Economic_Impact_Report.pdf

    The numbers a probably outrageously low. This study was done during the recession.

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