Characterizing spatial and temporal reef fisheries in Chinchorro Bank Biosphere Reserve, northern Mesoamerican Reef System

  • José Manuel Castro-Pérez Laboratorio de Ecología, Instituto Tecnológico de Chetumal, Av. Insurgentes Núm. 330, Col. David Gustavo Gutiérrez, Chetumal Quintana Roo, 77013. México
  • Gilberto-Acosta González Laboratorio de Ecología de Ecosistemas de Arrecifes Coralinos, Departamento de Recursos del Mar. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados IPN, Carretera Antigua a Progreso km 6, Mérida Yucatán, 97310. México
  • Jesús Ernesto Arias-González Laboratorio de Ecología de Ecosistemas de Arrecifes Coralinos, Departamento de Recursos del Mar. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados IPN, Carretera Antigua a Progreso km 6, Mérida Yucatán, 97310. México
Palabras clave: Management, reef fisheries, Mexico, Chinchorro Bank, Biosphere reserve.

Resumen

The main objective of this paper was to create a baseline for the spatial and temporal characterization of fisheries in the Chinchorro Bank Biosphere Reserve. Monthly records of one of three fishing cooperatives in the area were taken between August 2004 and June 2005. The individual length and weight of each fish species were recorded per boat. Catch per unit effort (CPUE) was calculated as kilograms per fisherman per hour (kg-fisherman-1-hr-1). CPUE values for Epinephelus striatus, Mycteroperca bonaci, Lachnolaimus maximus and Sphyraena barracuda were highest in the Nortes (northerly-winds) season due to increased fishing effort and to the fact that they were apparently caught in spawning aggregation sites. Generally, fishing at Chinchorro Bank exerts low to moderate ecological impact because fishing gear restrictions and fisheries are closely linked to the extraction of spiny lobster, a resource with a higher aggregated-value in contrast to reef fisheries.

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Publicado
09-01-2017
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Castro-Pérez, J. M., González, G.-A., & Arias-González, J. E. (2017). Characterizing spatial and temporal reef fisheries in Chinchorro Bank Biosphere Reserve, northern Mesoamerican Reef System. HIDROBIOLÓGICA, 21(2), 197-209. Recuperado a partir de https://hidrobiologica.izt.uam.mx/index.php/revHidro/article/view/752
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