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Conserving Pacific Lamprey through Collaborative Efforts

Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) have been an important part of the ecological community and co-evolved with aquatic species of the western rivers of the United States. Scarce information on Pacific Lamprey has hindered conservation and management efforts. To assess and conserve Pacific Lamprey, we developed a conservation initiative composed of three parts: assessment, conservation agreement,... Read More

Sustaining Freshwater Recreational Fisheries in a Changing Environment

Learning to Manage and Managing to Learn: Sustaining Freshwater Recreational Fisheries in a Changing Environment ABSTRACT: Freshwaters are being transformed by multiple environmental drivers, creating uncertainty about future conditions. One way of coping with uncertainty is to manage for resilience to unanticipated events while facilitating learning through adaptive management. We outline the application of these... Read More

Principios para desarrollar programas efectivos de monitoreo de pesquerías comerciales

RESUMEN: El monitoreo de actividades pesqueras es un componente esencial en las pesquerías manejadas adecuadamente y puede ofrecer datos verificables, dependientes de la pesquería, acerca de las actividades de pesca y ayuda a evaluar el desempeño y éxito de los planes de manejo. Manejadores e involucrados en las pesquerías suelen batallar con el desarrollo e implementación de programas efectivos de... Read More

Guiding Principles for Development of Effective Commercial Fishery Monitoring Programs

ABSTRACT: Monitoring of fishing activities is an essential component of successful fisheries management that can provide verifiable fishery-dependent data on fishing activities and help assess performance and success of fisheries management plans. Fishery managers and stakeholders have often struggled in developing and implementing effective monitoring programs due to lack of information, funding, and peer-to-peer learning from existing monitoring programs.... Read More

Efectos del cambio climático en ecosistemas acuáticos y el reto para el manejo de pesquerías: el camarón rosado del sur del Golfo de México

RESUMEN: Los ecosistemas que cambian en el tiempo, imponen nuevos retos científicos en cuanto a las recomendaciones para el manejo de pesquerías. Se presenta un caso de estudio para ilustrar nuestra visión acerca de cómo enfrentar dichos retos. La pesquería del camarón rosado en el sur del Golfo de México está colapsada. Desde mediados de la década... Read More

Climate Change Effects on Aquatic Ecosystems and the Challenge for Fishery Management: Pink Shrimp of the Southern Gulf of Mexico

Ecosystems that change through time impose new scientific challenges for fisheries management advice. We present a case study to illustrate our view on how to face such challenges. The Pink Shrimp fishery in the Southern Gulf of Mexico has collapsed. Annual yields were about 24,000 metric tons during the mid-1950s to early 1970s; currently, they are about 1,200... Read More

Ampliando el paradigma de manejo de la regulación de ríos: la olvidada zona muerta como obstáculo para la recuperación del esturión pálido

RESUMEN: La proliferación de presas a nivel global durante el último medio siglo, ha llevado a los ecólogos a tratar de comprender los efectos que tiene la regulación de ríos sobre los grandes peces de agua dulce. Actualmente, gran parte de los esfuerzos dirigidos a mitigar la influencia de las presas en los grandes peces de agua dulce se... Read More