Effects of fishing on a coral reef fish assemblage in Northeastern Brazil
Reef fisheries are key commercial and subsistence activities that support the livelihoods of millions of people. I assessed how different gear types selected for distinct functional traits and affected the catch rates of coral reef fishes in Northeastern Brazil. While gears used in reef habitats were selective of sedentary and benthic species, gears used in coastal lagoons were selective of mobile pelagic species. In coral reefs, gears were more detrimental to catch rates than in lagoons.
The seminar will be held on December 9, at 13:30, online via Zoom platform.
Participation is free, but mandatory to register. REGISTER HERE!
About our speaker:
Felipe de Moraes Carvalho has a broad background on freshwater and marine fisheries with projects in the Amazon and a current PhD on fisheries monitoring in coral reefs off NE Brazil.
This seminar was kindly sponsored by