The goals of this project are to:
1. Generate a database that integrates records from fishery landings, market surveys, fishery-independent surveys, scientific collections, local knowledge, and pho tographs of giant sea bass caught/recorded in Mexican waters.
2. Incorporate in the biological fishery monitoring program (BFMP) currently run by Mexican NGO’s and fishermen cooperatives, a specific section for the giant sea bass.
3. Generate a Geographic Information System (GIS) that integrates all the records incorporated in the information repository (Goal 1) and the biological fishery monitoring program (Goal 2). The GIS will incorporate geographic and biometric data, sex and reproductive maturity when available.
4. Disseminate the results of the evaluation of these fish populations in Mexican waters via a technical species fact sheet and outreach booklet. ... [more]