News: Nassau Grouper Spawning Protected in Bahamas

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The Nassau grouper is an endangered species. Their spawning aggregations have been heavily fished. The Bahamas is the only country that still has good numbers of Nassau grouper, but until now, seasonal protection of its annual spawning aggregations was temporary, renewable on an annual basis.

"Good news is that as of this year the protection of Nassau grouper during its spawning season is now a permanent management feature in the Bahamas. The major challenge now is to ensure effective implementation, and that poaching during the closed season, particularly by foreign fishers, can be eliminated", says Dr Yvonne Sadovy, SCRFA Executive Director.

Read the Bahamas Department of Marine Resources media release.

SCRFA is an international marine conservation NGO 501(c)(3)

...we work on fish aggregations globally, providing scientific and management information and participate in international committees, meetings and workshops to promote responsible stewardship of fish aggregations. 

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