This book is the result of NOAA CRCP's sponsored workshop held by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council in Tampa, Florida, 20-22 May 2013, where world authorities came together to discuss the current and emerging threats as well as challenges and opportunities for managing corals and associated fisheries. The presentations and abstracts from this workshop are freely available on the Gulf Council FTP site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org/about/ftp.php). Audio/video recordings are archived and sections can be made available upon request to the Gulf Council (firstname.lastname@example.org). To purchase the complete book go to the CRC Press website https://www.routledge.com/Interrelationships-Between-Corals-and-Fisheries/Bortone/p/book/9781466588301. This book is chiefly a compilation of content from workshop presentations modified as a result of interactions and discussions with colleagues. Many authors added additional materials not included in the workshop. There are also papers that were not presented at the workshop but developed in line with the central theme of this book. Topics include:
Global decline in coral reefs and impacts on fishery yields
Distribution and diversity in the Gulf of Mexico
Implementation of Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (CHAPCs)
Deepwater coral/sponge habitats
Coral populations on offshore platforms
Mangrove connectivity for sustaining coral reef fisheries
Restoring deepwater coral ecosystems and fisheries after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Predictive mapping of coral reef fish
Citation: S. A. Bortone, ed. (2014). Interrelationships between corals and fisheries. CRC Press, xvi + 289 pp.
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