Two Fishers Fishing

Two fishers in a canoe fishing
International League of Conservation Photographers/Claudio Contreras-Koob

Two small-scale fishers from Honduras on a fishing trip targeting reef fish on a nearby reef. Small-scale fishers  share their fishing grounds with fishers from other communities. Each community may have a different name  for the fishing ground, which makes it difficult for fisheries managers to estimate fishing pressure at different  fishing grounds. The findings of the newly published study suggest that by using body-shape analysis, fisheries  managers can identify the origin of individual fish quickly, cost-effectively and with a high degree of accuracy, making it highly applicable to small-scale fisheries across the globe.    

Tags: Fisheries