A recent article from The Tribune 242 (Click HERE) discusses how Nassau grouper populations in The Bahamas are still under threat due to high levels of poaching on spawning aggregations despite a closed season that was established in 2004. A definite highlight in this article is how much effort The Bahamas is currently putting forth to reverse this situation, and […]
A substantially revised version of the fishing regulations app Fish Rules is out. It is really cool – check it out.
Here are some photos of our recent course we did with Friends of the Environment focused on shark ecology and conservation. This two day course was inspired to help educate students on the importance of the recent shark ban that prohibits commercial shark fishing and promotes a catch and release recreational program nationwide here in The Bahamas. Further, the course went […]
Check out this article summarizing the latest research regarding Clifton Bay’s impact on its nearby environment. Above are some photos from the garden during my visit in late April where I was impressed by the density and size of fish that use the garden and nearby patch reefs.
An article about how increasing parrotfish populations in parts of the Pacific may be harming coral reefs. This parallels the potential scenario in The Bahamas, where increasing turtle populations may graze down seagrass beds, as has been seen in Bermuda. Photo from Jenny Huang via Flickr.
Good news! The Bahamian government has established a closed season (no fishing or possession allowed) for Nassau grouper from December 1st- February 28 this year and EVERY YEAR from here on out. You can read more about this closure here and here. This is great news for Bahamian coral reefs! We have posted about Nassau grouper before and you […]