Gail Fordham's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

Article
Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis, GT) are growing in popularity as a target for tourism-based recreational fisheries throughout their range in the Indo-Pacific. Although predominately catch-and-release (C&R), to date there is no species-specific scientific evidence to support capture and handling guidelines. As such, we examined how GT caught via f...
Article
Recreational fishing is a growing sector of tourism, and in theory, can be done in a sustainable manner such as through catch-and-release where fish are released rather than harvested. In some cases, stakeholders have taken the initiative to develop conservation strategies and management guidelines, as well as establishing monitoring programs of th...

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... The aggressiveness of the strike, intensity of the fight, and large potential size of GT (72.8 kg world record, The International Game Fish Association, 2021) is attractive to recreational anglers (McLeod, 2016). There is a segment of the angling community that is able to afford to travel to remote locations to target novel gamefish Golden et al., 2019), including for GT (Griffin et al., 2021). This demand to pursue GT and other species that inhabit shallow nearshore flats has considerable economic value through direct and indirect spending by recreational anglers, as well as the development of fishing lodges, employment as guides and for hospitality services, and other related activities (Cooke et al., 2016;Wood et al., 2013). ...