Fisheries have always been an important element of the economic and cultural activities in the Dutch Caribbean. Moreover, healthy (reef-)fish attract dive tourists. Observed fish stock threats are: invasive fauna, disturbance of habitat by pollution and sedimentation and over-fishing.

Saba Bank

Lobster (1980-2015)

Total catch [tons]
Catch per trap [#]

Red snapper(1970-2015)

Total catch [tons]
Average weight per trap [kg]

After: De Graaf et al., 2017