|Town/Region||Guanaja, Bay Islands|
|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Categories||Corals, Fishes, People|
|Date||20 Nov 2017|
Local authorities in Guanaja have recently announced the construction of 600 small artificial reefs in the surrounding waters of this Caribbean island, with the objective of enhancing a local artisanal fishery of spiny lobsters. The risks of moving forward without a comprehensive assessment include the over exploitation of lobsters. Therefore, my research aims to provide a viability assessment based on ecosystem models and impact simulations. Fieldwork will be conducted to quantify current fishery catches and effort, species biodiversity and biomass. Shallow water habitats will be surveyed, including upper mesophotic coral systems.
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