Book on Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations in the Western Indian Ocean published

bookA new book entitled “Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations in the Western Indian Ocean: Research for Management” by Jan Robinson and Melita Samoilys is out. According to Prof Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson, “This book is one of firsts. It is the first documentation of commercially important reef fishes that aggregate to spawn in the western Indian Ocean."


"It is the first to develop a framework for processing information in data- and management-poor situations where fisheries important to local communities must, somehow, nonetheless be managed. It is the first to explore in detail the outcomes of different management scenarios across very different species fished in very different ways within the same region. In taking this approach, the book also tackles head-on some of the critical questions that we must ask as we come to learn more about spawning aggregations and their fisheries.”

The book consists of thirteen chapters that explore some very different aggregating species with very different responses to fishing. You can download the book from here

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