ESR - Vol. 7, No. 3 - Table of contents

Endang Species Res (Print ISSN: 1863-5407; Online ISSN: 1613-4796)
Copyright © 2009 Inter-Research. Published July 1

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ESR THEME SECTION

Range-wide status and conservation of the Goliath grouper

This THEME SECTION of ESR focuses on the Range-wide status of the Goliath grouper. The goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara is one of the world’s largest and longest lived epinephalids. Heavily targeted by artisanal and recreational fisheries throughout its broad distributional range, the global declines in abundance and extirpation of goliath grouper spawning aggregations are of growing concern. Innovative research and management approaches coupled with international collaborative efforts are needed to address this pressing conservation problem. This ESR THEME SECTION was catalyzed by a
Symposium at the 60th Annual Conference of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.

As for all current ESR articles, we are pleased to make the online version of this ESR THEME SECTION available with Open Access


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Rhodes KL, Graham RT
Range-wide status and conservation of the goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara: Introduction
ESR 7:163-165 | Full text in pdf format

Craig MT, Graham RT, Torres RA, Hyde JR, Freitas MO, Ferreira BP, Hostim-Silva M, Gerhardinger LC, Bertoncini AA, Robertson DR
How many species of goliath grouper are there? Cryptic genetic divergence in a threatened marine fish and the resurrection of a geopolitical species
ESR 7:167-174 | Full text in pdf format

McClenachan L
Historical declines of goliath grouper populations in South Florida, USA
ESR 7:175-181 | Full text in pdf format

Cass-Calay SL, Schmidt TW
Monitoring changes in the catch rates and abundance of juvenile goliath grouper using the ENP creel survey, 1973-2006
ESR 7:183-193 | Full text in pdf format

Graham RT, Rhodes KL, Castellanos D
Characterization of the goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara fishery of southern Belize for conservation planning
ESR 7:195-204 | Full text in pdf format

Brusher JH, Schull J
Non-lethal age determination for juvenile goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara from southwest Florida
ESR 7:205-212 | Full text in pdf format

Murie DJ, Parkyn DC, Koenig CC, Coleman FC, Schull J, Frias-Torres S
Evaluation of finrays as a non-lethal ageing method for protected goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara
ESR 7:213-220 | Full text in pdf format

Lara MR, Schull J, Jones DL, Allman R
Early life history stages of goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara (Pisces: Epinephelidae) from Ten Thousand Islands, Florida
ESR 7:221-228 | Full text in pdf format

Mann DA, Locascio JV, Coleman FC, Koenig CC
Goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara sound production and movement patterns on aggregation sites
ESR 7:229-236 | Full text in pdf format

Frias-Torres S, Luo J
Using dual-frequency sonar to detect juvenile goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara in mangrove habitat
ESR 7:237-242 | Full text in pdf format

Pina-Amargós F, González-Sansón G
Movement patterns of goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara around southeast Cuba: implications for conservation
ESR 7:243-247 | Full text in pdf format

Evers DC, Graham RT, Perkins CR, Michener R, Divoll T
Mercury concentrations in the goliath grouper of Belize: an anthropogenic stressor of concern
ESR 7:249-256 | Full text in pdf format