Is a closed lobster season enough?

Eric Carey, Bahamas National Trust’s chief executive, was interviewed by the Tribune242 on the current status of Bahamian lobster populations. Within the interview, Carey mentions that Bahamian lobster populations will not be able meet the demand of foreign markets, specifically mentioning the Chinese market, if new regulations are not put in place. In order to meet both local and foreign demands, Carey suggests that in addition to the closed season, a maximum sustainable yield needs to be determined. During the interview, it was also mentioned that a potential new market, selling live or full-bodied lobsters (not just the tails) may aid in keeping the Bahamian lobster fishery sustainable. Click here for the full article.

By | 2017-12-21T10:28:47-05:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Current Events, lobster|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Is a closed lobster season enough?

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Enie Hensel
Broadly my interests lie in exploring the intertwining interactions between top-down and bottom-up mechanisms that have been anthropogenically impacted in coastal ecosystems. Currently, I am investigating how structure complexity and the presence of top predators affect patch reef fish communities in Abaco, The Bahamas.