Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Southern African marine linefish species profiles

Southern African marine linefish species profiles is a compilation of species profiles for 139 important marine linefish species from 38 families caught in southern African waters, including both teleosts and elasmobranchs.

It provides a comprehensive update of a previous ediiton published in 2000. Where available, referenced information for each species is presented on distribution, movement, habitat, feeding, reroduction, biometrics, fishery, biological reference points, stock status, vulnerability, current regulations, management considerations and research requirements.

Each profile is intended to be an up-to-date summary of what is currently known about the species in order to help users, managers and scientists to determine effective management plans, to ensure the future conservation and sustainable use of each species.