Saba Bank Project 2007/08

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Saba Bank Project 2007/08

  1. 1. Funded by USONA <ul><li>Start June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>End December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Deliverables: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMO proposal PSSA status </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Habitat and fisheries resources description <ul><ul><li>Survey of different habitats in sample area </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat and fisheries resources description <ul><ul><li>Survey of different habitats in sample area </li></ul></ul>2002 2007
  4. 4. Habitat and fisheries resources description <ul><ul><li>fish surveys </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Habitat and fisheries resources description <ul><li>lobsters surveys </li></ul>
  6. 6. Habitat and fisheries resources description <ul><ul><li>habitat description </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Habitat and fisheries resources description <ul><ul><li>Conch surveys </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Port sampling
  9. 9. Biodiversity survey
  10. 10. Mapping <ul><li>Depth chart (Multibeam Sonar) </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom classification (Side Scan Sonar, still pending) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wreck
  12. 12. Anchorage study
  13. 13. Anchor Damage
  14. 14. Output: Management Plan Results from port sampling
  15. 15. Management Plan (cont.) <ul><li>1. Need Continuous Data Collection </li></ul>
  16. 16. Management Plan (cont.) <ul><li>2. Need for dedicated enforcement officer </li></ul>
  17. 17. Management Plan (cont.) <ul><li>3. Red hind spawning aggregation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sudden large scale targeting of area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsustainable practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seasonally closed fishing area? </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Management Plan (cont.) <ul><li>4. Address Redfish concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small sizes targeted (immature fish) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient catch and stock information </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Management Plan (cont.) <ul><li>5. Address Conch What about conch fishery? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>need for long term monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conch fishing is dangerous industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cheap foreign labor and accidents </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Output 2 <ul><li>IMO proposal for PSSA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Richest algae area of Caribbean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Damage to trap fisheries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spawning aggregations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Queen Conch Reserve? </li></ul></ul>

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