Methods Manual & Handbook

SCRFA has published a Methods Manual that covers all aspects of studying spawning aggregations, from monitoring fish numbers over time using both fishery-dependent and fishery-independent approaches, investigating reproductive output, interviewing fishers, recognizing, mapping and documenting aggregations, to conducting biological studies and addressing conservation issues.

Using this manual, research and monitoring initiatives and protocols can be developed and adapted to suit local needs and circumstances.

The manual will be updated periodically (current Version 1.1) and we welcome comments on this version for consideration in later updates.

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Introduction & Index 700kb
What is a spawning aggregation 200kb
Discovering spawning aggregations 400kb
Documenting aggregations 5.0mb
Eggs and larvae and their fate 1.0mb
Documenting the fishery 400kb
Conservation methods and long term monitoring 1.2mb
References cited 100kb


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