Changes in Curaçao’s Fish Population Over the 20th Century
A recently published study looked to compare Curaçao’s historical records of fish catches between the years 1905 and 2016. This study highlights shifts in both catch size and species
composition. Understanding changes in fish populations will help researchers better understand the overall health of the ecosystem and help guide conservation efforts for the future.
Article originally published in BioNews 30
For more information: Vermeij MJA, Latijnhouwers KRW, Dilrosun F, Chamberland VF, Dube CE, Van Buurt G, et al. (2019) Historical changes (1905-present) in catch size and composition reflect altering fisheries practices on a small Caribbean island. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217589. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0217589