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Proposal for conservation of Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) in the Alacranes Reef
  • Published Date:
    2014
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, National Ocean Service, ; Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    "Coral reefs are highly complex and high diversity systems that are distributed in tropical and subtropical areas of the Planet (Ault et al., 2005). From the economic point of view, are highly productive in terms of tourism and production of fishery resources, and other supplies for human consumption. One of the fishery resources reefs Mexico is the queen conch (Strombus gigas L.) that is widely distributed from the Mexican Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz, but is currently limited to some reefs of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean sea (Baqueiro, et al. 1999). This conch represented the second fishery resource, surpassed only by the spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) (Jesus-Navarrete et al., 1992). Despite the different management strategies that include catch quotas, bans reproductive, and protected natural areas, as the Alacranes reef itself, resource recovery in Mexico and elsewhere in the Caribbean, has not been visible"--Introduction.

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  • Funding:
    Funding: NOAA, National Ocean Service, Coral Reef Conservation Service,; project number: 183;
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