Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Decline in Florida's Reef Fishes

Trophy fish caught on Key West charter boats (1958). Photo courtesy of Monroe County Library.

Since the 1950's, the estimated weight of sport fish caught in Florida Keys declined 88% according to a paper by Loren McClenachan to be published in Conservation Biology.

Photos from the 1950 were used to estimate sizes of trophy fish.

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