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Reef fish spawning aggregations in the Western Indian Ocean: research for management
Robinson, J.; Samoilys, M. (2013). Reef fish spawning aggregations in the Western Indian Ocean: research for management. WIOMSA Book Series, 13. ISBN 978-9987-9559-2-3. vi, 154 pp.
Part of: WIOMSA Book Series. Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA): Zanzibar. ISSN 0856-7972, more

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  • Robinson, J.
  • Samoilys, M.

Abstract
    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.

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