Book of Abstracts. 67 th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. Christ Church, Barbados

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1 3 November November 2014 Book of Abstracts 67 th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Christ Church, Barbados Hosted by : The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus via the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies

2 GCFI Gratefully Thanks the Following Sponsors of the 67 th Institute BILLFISH FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, CAVE HILL CAMPUS CENTRE FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE THE WAITT INSTITUTE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME CARIBBEAN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME BIOPAMA PROGRAMME IUCN REGIONAL OFFICE FOR MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN CARIBBEAN LARGE MARINE ECOSYSTEM PROJECT DOLPHINFISH THE GOVERNMENT OF BERMUDA BARBADOS TOURISM MARKETING INC.

3 FLYINGFISH THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI INTERNATIONAL GAMEFISH ASSOCIATION FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS SEA GRANT COLLEGE PROGRAMS OF FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO AND THE GULF OF MEXICO CARIBBEAN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS NETWORK AND FORUM CARIBSAVE PARTNERSHIP CARIBBEAN FISH SANCTUARY PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE CARIBBEAN NATURAL RESOURCES INSTITUTE BARBADOS NATIONAL UNION OF FISHERFOLK ORGANISATIONS COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT UNIT BARBADOS MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD, FISHERIES AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BARBADOS

4 PROGRAM 67 TH ANNUAL GULF AND CARIBBEAN FISHERIES INSTITUTE Christ Church, BARBADOS 3-7 NOVEMBER 2014 Sunday, November 2 Pre-Meeting Activities 8:00-17:00 NOAA Workshop Evaluate the current status of and explore applications of data-limited stock assessment methods in the larger Caribbean region 15:00 GCFI Board of Directors Meeting 19:30 Student-Board Social (for registered students and GCFI Board Members) Tiki Bar on the beach Monday, November 3 OPENING CEREMONY Program Chair: Alejandro Acosta, GCFI HONORARY GUESTS Opening Address 8:30 Maria Pena UWI-CERMES 8:40 Graciela Garcia- Chair, GCFI Board of Directors Moliner 8:50 Colin Depradine Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, UWI Cave Hill Campus Keynote Speaker 9:00 Pomeroy, Robert S. Linking Science to People: Applying Socioeconomic and Governance Science to Solve Problems and Create Opportunities in Caribbean Fisheries Leroy Creswell Question and comment period GCFI Executive Secretary; Opening Bell *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner i

5 10:00 Coffee break TECHNICAL SESSIONS Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Session. Moderator: Travis Sinckler (Sponsored by UWI Cave Hill Campus)) 10:30 Inniss, Lorna Lessons from Samoa for Marine Science and Management in Caribbean SIDS 10:45 Haughton, Milton Food Security, The Right to Food and Fisheries Governance in CARICOM States 11:00 Walker, Laverne The CLME+ SAP: a Strategic Action Programme for Transboundary Living Marine Resources Management in the World's Most SIDS-rich region 11:15 Monnereau, Iris Vulnerability of the Fisheries Sector to Climate Change in Caribbean Small Island Developing States 11:30 Johnson, Ayana Elizabeth The Barbuda Blue Halo initiative: A Comprehensive, Science-Based Community- Driven Approach to Sustainable Ocean Management 11:45 Gill, David Solving the Mystery of MPA Performance: Linking Governance to Ecological Outcomes 12:00 Turner, Rachel Multi-Level Factors Influence Community Perceptions of Caribbean Coral Reef Governance 12:15 Baldwin, Kimberly Developing Ecosystem-Based information for Marine Spatial Planning on the Pedro Bank, Jamaica 12:30-14:00 Lunch Break Concurrent Activity NOAA Workshop Evaluate the Current Status of and Explore Applications of Data-Limited stock assessment methods in the larger Caribbean region people AFTERNOON TECHNICAL SESSION 14:00 Introduction Governance, Livelihoods and Organizations Moderator: Laverne Walker (Sponsored by the CLME Project) 14:10 Debels, Patrick (CLME keynote) Multi-Level, Nested Approach to Shared Living Marine Resources Governance in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems, and Associated Governance Effectiveness Assessment Framework 14:30 Phillips, Terrence Policy Influencing and Capacity Building in Fisherfolk Organisations in the Caribbean Community 14:40 Mallalieu, Kim ICT in Small Scale Fisheries: Linking Governance, Livelihoods and Organizations 14:50 Arnold, William Managing Fish Traps within a Context of Socio-Economic Sustainability in U.S. Virgin Islands Waters 15:00 Borgonha, Maíra Small Scale Fisheries Systems in Brazil: From Sustainability to the Collapse Spotlight on Cases from Honduras 15:10 Box, Stephen Equal But Not The Same: How Fishing Communities Vary in their Vulnerability to Marine Management Policies? 15:20 Alegria, Andres Three Tools for an Effective Marine Governance in the Artisanal Fisheries of Honduras *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner ii

6 15:30 Bonilla, Sara Improving the Management of Marine Resources without Collapsing the Local Economy in the Moskitia, Honduras 15:40 Andino, Jimmy Exclusive Zone for Artisanal Fishery in Moskitia Honduras: A Route Map for Social Engagement 15:50 Vasquez, Diana Trasendentals Changes in Management of Fisheries in Honduras 16:00 Coffee Break Fishers forum Session Theme: Fisheries Livelihoods: Living for the Work. Moderator: Patrick McConney, UWI-CERMES 16:15 McConney, Patrick Introduction to F4F and the 2014 Fishers Forum Theme 16:20 Nicholls, Vernel Fish Processing and Marketing in Barbados: a Gender Perspective 16:30 Lay, Mitchell A Leader s Life: Fisherfolk Organizing and Quality Seafood 16:40 Nembhard, Nadine Fishers Livelihoods under Managed Access in Belize 16:50 Walters, Trysion A Livelihoods Perspective on the Galleon Fish Sanctuary in Jamaica 17:00 González, Claudio Fisheries Livelihoods around the Jaragua National Park 17:10 McConney, P., Moderator Discussion with GCFI Participants 17:40 Lay, Mitchell Fisheries for Fishers and Gladding Memorial Award: Progress and Plans 18:00 Close 19:30 Informal Reception & Welcome Address, Robert Glazer, Executive Director, GCFI Tuesday, November 4 Concurrent Sessions: FAO Workshop on Strengthening Organizations and Collective Action in Fisheries: Towards the Formulation of a Capacity Development Programme. TECHNICAL SESSIONS Data Limited Stock Assessment Moderator: Bill Michaels, Nancie Cummings and Mandy Karnauskas (Sponsored by NOAA) 8:15 *de Waegh, Roxane Understanding the Current Fisheries and Available Marine Resources in Small Island Nations of the Caribbean: the Establishment of A Baseline for Native Governance To Manage their Marine Resources 8:30 Fajans, Jonathan Expansion of the NOAA Crews Network for Climate Change Monitoring in the Caribbean 8:45 Harford, William Assessment of Data-Limited Fisheries Managed in Conjunction With Marine Reserves 9:00 McDonald, Gavin A Multi-indicator Framework for Adaptive Management of Data-Limited Nearshore Fisheries 9:15 Singh-Renton, Susan Sampling Protocols in CRFM Countries, and Associated Data Usage Challenges *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner iii

7 9:30 Rindone, Ryan Strategies for Improving Fishery-dependent Data for Use in Data-Limited Stock Assessments in the Wider Caribbean Region 9:45 Steinback, Charles Digital Deck: An Impact Technology Solution for Mobile Fisheries Catch Reporting in the USVI and Puerto Rico 10:00 Coffee Break 10:15 Pelagic Ecosystem and Recreational Fisheries. Moderator: Jim Franks 10:30 de Graaf, Martin Diversity, Spatial Distribution and Relative Abundance of Reef Sharks Using Stereo Baited Remote Underwater Video Around the Windward Islands of the Caribbean Netherlands 10:45 Landes, Randall Oceanic Influence on the Distribution and Abundance of Bluntnose Flyingfish (Family Exocoetidae) Larvae in the Northern Gulf of Mexico 11:00 *Merten, Wessley From Movements to Management: Regional Connectivity of Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) in the Northeastern Caribbean Sea 11:15 *Marrugo Marmolejo, Cristhian Characterization of Technology Incorporating Gillnets Hooks in the Traditional Fishing Related Selachii 11:30 Ishida, Mitsuhiro Diamond Back Squid Catch Data from 2011 to 2014 in the Water of Commonwealth of Dominica 11:45 Franks, Jim Retention and Growth of Pelagic Sargassum in the North Equatorial Convergence Region of the Atlantic Ocean: A Hypothesis for Examining Recent Mass Strandings of Sargassum along Caribbean and West Africa Shorelines 12:00-14:00 Lunch Special presentation and discussion on the Caribbean Observatory for the Protected Areas and Biodiversity hosted by BIOPAMA (IUCN and EC-JRC) 14:00 Fishers field trip: visits to a selection of fish landing sites with Conset Bay for the main fisherfolk gathering AFTERNOON TECHNICAL SESSIONS Continental Shelf Ecosystem: Trawl and Deep Demersal Fisheries. Moderator: Graciela Moliner 14:00 Giro, Ana Measuring the Health of the Mesoamerican Reef Through Ecosystem Health indicators 14:15 Clark, Randall NOAA S New Island-Wide Reef Fish and Coral Monitoring Program in the US Caribbean 14:30 Donaldson, Terry Patterns of Species Diversity in the Distribution of Estuarine, Mangrove and Mud Flat Fishes of the Western Pacific 14:45 *Ariza Pacheco, Daniel Alejandro Ontogeny of Labridae Family in Shore Ecosystems in Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, Colombian Caribbean 15:00 Valles, Henri Do Fishpot Catches and Underwater Visual Fish Censuses Tell the Same Story along a Gradient of Fishing Pressure in a Small Caribbean Island? 15:15 *Glenn, Hilary Are there Demographic Differences in the Reproductive Potential of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) between Artificial and Natural Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico? *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner iv

8 15:30 *Williams, Laura Jay Fishery Independent Estimates of Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, Mortality using Ultrasonic Telemetry in the Northern Gulf of Mexico 15:45 Horsford, Ian Biological and Economic Aspects of Management of the Red Hind (Epinephelus guttatus) Fishery of Antigua and Barbuda 16:00 Coffee Break Continental Shelf Ecosystem: Trawl and Deep Demersal Fisheries. Moderator: TBD 16:30 *Nóh-Quiñones, Virginia Oogenesis Spatial Development in Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Gonads applying a Stereological Method and Digital Image Processing 16:45 *Reynolds, Emily Hydroacoustic and Video Surveys in the Northern Gulf of Mexico in Support of Louisiana s Artificial Reef Planning Area: A Comparison of Biomass and Community Structure 17:00 *Roberts, Claire Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Analysis of Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, Tissue after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 17:15 *Taylor, Stephanie An Examination of the Diversity and Abundance of Ichthyoplankton in the Loop Current of the Central Gulf of Mexico 17:30 Becker, Sarah Movement Patterns and Site Fidelity of Great Barracuda (Syphraena barracuda) at two Caribbean Islands 19:30- Presentation and discussion on implementing the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines hosted by FAO 20:30 19:00-21:00 POSTER SESSION with Cocktails and Snacks Hosted by GCFI Presenters should be at odd numbered posters from 19:00-20:00 and even numbered posters from 20:00 21:00 Poster session Coordinators: Read Hendon and Renata Goodridge 1 *Ahrabi-Nejad, Sonia Reproductive Parameters of Coastal Pelagic Fishes 2 *Barker, Benjamin Thermal Preferences and Critical Temperatures of Invasive Lionfish Complex (Pterois volitans/p. miles) 3 *Barker, Victoria The Importance of Oil and Gas Platforms on the Community Structure and Predator-Prey Dynamics of Reef-Associated Fishes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico 4 *Brown, Jonathan Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of a Red Hind, Epinephelus guttatus, Spawning Aggregation in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: Using Acoustic Telemetry for Conservation and Management 5 Bouchon, Claude Regeneration Capacity of Artificial Lesions on the Coral Porites astreoides (Guadeloupe Island) 6 *Buglass, Salome A Study on the Recovery of Tobago s Coral Reefs after a Mass Bleaching Event in Burrows, Felicity Implementing the Bahamas Spiny Lobster Fishery Improvement Project to Improve Management of the Fishery 8 Campbell, Donovan Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in Caribean Coastal Communities insights From Regional Capacity-Building Initiatives *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner v

9 9 *Carmody, Kathryn A Principal Component Analysis of Vertical Temperature Profiles for Tracking Movements of Swordfish Xiphias gladius 10 Carr, Liam A Cartographic Demonstration on the Value of Fishers' Ecological Knowledge in Mapping Reef Fish Communities and Fishing Grounds 11 Day, Owen Community-Based Approaches to Marine Science 12 Dromard, Charlotte Pesticide Bioaccumulation in Pterois volitans of Guadeloupe Island (Lesser Antilles) 13 *Eger, Sondra Perspectives on Coastal and Marine Management in Dominican Republic 14 *Foss, Kristin Effects of Artificial Light on the Trophic Ecology of Fish Communities on Active Oil and Gas Platforms and "Idle Iron" Platforms 15 *Garstin, Aaron Preliminary Assessment of Shark and Ray By-Catch Using Different By-Catch Reduction Devices in the Atlantic Seabob Trawl Fishery of Guyana 16 Harms, Chelsea Digestion Rate Analysis of Fish and Shrimp Prey Items in Lionfish (Pterois volitans) 17 Hendon, J. Read Habitat-Specific Growth of Hatchery-Reared Juvenile Spotted Seatrout in a Mississippi Bay System 18 Hurtado, Julio Molecular Markers in Mithrax spinosissimus Lamarck 1818 (Decapoda: Mithracidae) from Colombian Caribbean Islands: Application in Population Genetics, Phylogeography, and Ecotoxicology Studies 19 Johnson, Donald Climate Change and the Equatorial Atlantic: Impacts on Fishery Important Habitat of the inter-american Seas 20 Knowles, Lindy Loss of Coastal Mangroves on the Island of New Providence, The Bahamas 21 Lopez-Rocha, Jorge A. Spatial Distribution of the Catchability of the Red Octopus Octopus maya in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico 22 Macfarlan, J.A. An Ethnographic and Ecological Study of the Artisanal Fishery for Cittarium pica in Puerto Rico 23 Malcolm, Tashana Understanding the Social Dimensions of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Jamaica: An Assessment of Fishers' Perceptions and Attitudes toward Special Fishery Conservations Areas (SFCAS) across the Islands 24 *Merten, Wessley Migration and Life Stage Size Progression through Tagging Data for Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) in the Western Central Atlantic 25 Noguez, Mariana Photoperiod Effect on Lobatus gigas Behavior 26 Olaya-Nieto, Charles W. 27 Pasos-Montalvo, Marco Antonio Length Weight Relationship of Barbul de Piedra in the Cordoba s Caribbean Sea Age and Growth of Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) from the Campeche Bank 28 Pitt, Joanna Trapping Lionfish in Bermuda, Part II: Lessons Learned to Date 29 Renoux, Romain European Best initiative: An Opportunity to Strengthen the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the European Overseas Entities in the Caribbean 30 Rojas, Anthony Proposal for Implementing a Geovisor for the Distribution of Fisheries Information in the Archipelago of San Andres, Providence and Santa Catalina 31 Shivlani, Manoj Importance of Social Capital and Networks in the Maintenance of Small-Scale Fishing Communities: Case Studies from Florida and Puerto Rico 32 Velázquez- Abunader, Iván Environmental Associations of the Red Octopus Octopus maya in the Yucatan Coast, Mexico *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner vi

10 33 Ishida, Mitsuhiro Challenge toward Measuring Indirect Input on the Strengthening Fisher Cohesion During FAD Co-Management Project Carifico 34 Ochoa, Mariela Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries: Strategies for Artisanal Marine Resources Management in Honduras 35 *Perez, Cristhian Designing a Participatory Fisheries Monitoring System 36 Rodriguez Gil, Luis Alfonso Analysis of the Catches in the Fishery of the Grouper in the State of Yucatán, Mexico 37 Mateo, Jeannette Preliminary Survey of Epibiota in Queen Conch, Lobatus gigas, from Two Protected Areas of the Dominican Republic: Jaragua and Montecristi National Parks 38 Tadzio Bervoets Using Ecosystem Valuation Tools to Establish Protected Areas, Enact Species Conservation and Implement Resilience Management Schemes on a Small Island Developing Nation 39 Salamanca, Eric Public-Private Partnership towards Management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): the Case of the Turks and Caicos Islands 40 Bertoncini, Áthila Reef Fishes of Cagarras Natural Monument, an Urban Marine Protected Area 41 Hernandez Hernandez, Enrique Higinio Application of A Regional Approach to the Management of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas in Cuba's Southern Archipelagos Region 42 Nunez, Mayra A New Approach to Sea Cucumber Management: No-Take Reserves to Protect Against Ecological Uncertainty in the Caribbean Honduras 43 Truelove, Nathan Genetic Population Structure of Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) across the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the offshore Banks of Northern Honduras, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos 44 Alamilla, Erika Estimation and Analysis of Abundance of Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) in Two Areas of Xcalak Reefs National Park, México 45 Nava, Gabriela Monitoring Densities of the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas), Through the Active Participation of the Fishing Cooperatives in the Biosphere Reserve Banco Chinchorro, Mexico 46 *Carne, Lisa No Evidence of Reduced Growth Rate Trade-Off for Acropora cerviconis Harboring Symbiodinium trenchii (cladedia) in Southern Belize 47 Reyes-Sosa, Carlos Evaluation of Dried Sea Cucumber, Using the Traditional Method, Solar Dryers and Electric Dryer 48 Petre, Alayna Nekton Community Structure at Standing Oil and Gas Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico 49 *Gautier, Françoise Trophic Interactions within Thalassia testudinum Seagrass Beds using Fatty Acid Biomarkers and Stables Isotopes 50 Forrester, Graham An Effective Grass-Roots Lionfish Control Program in the British Virgin Islands 51 Gonzalez, Claudio Towards the Creation of a Strategy for the Control of Lionfish in the Mesoamerican Reef 52 Walcott, Julian Conservation of Endangered Caribbean Hawksbills: Making a Proposed Marine Protected Area a Reality along the Multi-use South Coast of Barbados *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner vii

11 Wednesday, November 5 Concurrent Activity: FAO Workshop on Strengthening Organizations (continued) TECHNICAL SESSIONS Reefs and Associated Ecosystems: Invasive Lionfish Biology, Ecology, and Control (Moderators: James Morris and Lad Akins) 8:30 Hixon, Mark (Keynote) Invasive Lionfish: Threats and Solutions 9:00 *Fogg, Alexander Northern Gulf of Mexico Lionfish: Insights into their Reproductive Life History 9:15 Eddy, Corey The Feeding Ecology of Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) in Bermuda 9:25 Chaves, Lais The Invasion Of Indo-Pacific Lionfish Off Bocas Del Toro Archipelago, Panama: Are Fishers Doing Their Part? 9:35 Tregarot, Ewan Effect Of Regular Culling on the Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) Population In Martinique (FWI) 9:45 *Trotta, Kristina Socioeconomics of the Lionfish Derby Fishery 10:00 Coffee Break 10:30 Daves, Nancy NOAA Caribbean Strategy Approved By Administrator 10:40 Bogdanoff, Alex The Lionfish Webportal 10:50 Green, Stephanie Trait-Based Diet Selection: Prey Behaviour and Morphology Predict Vulnerability to Predation by Invasive Lionfish on Reef Fishes 11:00 *Ali, Fadilah 10,000+ Lionfish Later What Do We Actually Know About the Lionfish Invasion? 11:15 Binder, Benjamin Effective Management of Lionfish on Select Habitats in the Florida Keys 11:25 *Swenarton, MaryKate Regional Comparisons of Lionfish (Pterois spp.) Population Demographics from the East Coast of Florida 11:40 Akins, Lad In Situ Visual and Acoustic Tagging to Assess Lionfish Growth and Movement 11:50 *Davenport, Megan Trends in Reproductive Biology and Ethology of Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles) in Biscayne National Park 12:05 *Harms, Chelsea Assessing the Effectiveness of Dedicated Lionfish Removals for the Restoration of Ecological Function 12:20-13:00 13:00-14:00 MEETING OF THE GCFI MEMBERSHIP (Everyone is welcome - Learn about GCFI) Lunch Break 14:00 Field trips: (1) History and heritage walking (2) Coastal cruising (3) Terrestrial trek (4) Round the island 19:30-21:00 CINEFISH Moderator: Janice Cumberbatch *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner viii

12 Thursday, November 6 7:30 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF GCFI MEETING Concurrent Activity: FAO Workshop on MPAs as a Potential Management Tool for Responsible Fisheries in the Caribbean FAO Workshop on Strengthening organizations (continued) TECHNICAL SESSIONS Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation. Moderator: Bob Glazer 8:30 *Lohmann, Hilary A Method to Measure Social Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Variability In Coastal Communities of The Dominican Republic 8:45 Allen, Rachel The Fishers of The Pedro Bank, Jamaica: Their Perceptions of Climate Change 9:00 Karnauskas, Mandy Evidence of Climate-Driven Ecosystem Reorganization in the Gulf of Mexico 9:15 Blanchard, Fabian Climate Change Effects For Fisheries Resources: Can We Observe it, Anticipate and Adapt? Discussion from a Case Study in French Guyana 9:30 Baulier, Loïc Decline in Shrimp Recruitment and Environmental Variability in French Guiana 9:45 Shiel-Rolle, Nikita Coral Reef Challenges Creating Conservation Opportunities: A Citizen Science Project Building Capacity while Monitoring Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered Corals in the Bahamas 10:00 Coffee Break Reefs and Associated Ecosystems: Reef Fisheries and Spawning Aggregations. Chair: Moderator: Martin Russell, Co-Chair: Yvonne Sadovy; A SCRFA Activity 10:15 Erisman, Brad Spatio-Temporal Interactions between Fish Spawning Aggregations, Fisheries, and Climate Change 10:30 *Tuohy, Evan The Use of Multiple Acoustic Technologies to Characterize the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Nassau Grouper (Epinephelus striatus) at a Spawning Aggregation in Puerto Rico 10:45 *Jossart, Jonathan Modeling a Yellowfin Grouper (Mycteroperca venenosa) Spawning Aggregation with Passive Acoustic Telemetry on the Grammanik Bank, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 11:00 *#Rowell, Timothy J. 11:15 *Biggs, Christopher Combining Acoustic Technologies to Enhance Future Protections for Spawning Aggregations of Nassau (Epinephelus striatus) and Yellowfin Grouper (Mycteroperca venenosa) Movement and Resident Times of Dog and Cubera Snapper within a Spawning Aggregation in the U.S. Virgin Islands 11:30 Luckhurst, Brian E Aspects of the Fishery Biology of Black Grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) at Bermuda 11:45 Sadovy, Yvonne Export Trade in Aggregating Species; Telling Patterns and Opportunities 12:00 Russell, Martin Global Status of Fish Aggregations 12:15 SCRFA Student Award Presentation *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner ix

13 Lunch Presentation and Discussion on Ocean Zoning hosted by Waitt Institute AFTERNOON TECHNICAL SESSION Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Science And Management (Sponsored by UNEP/CaMPAM) Moderator: Georgina Bustamante, CaMPAM 14:00 Chollet, Iliana Displacement of Fishing Effort by an Imminent MPA Closure: When is it an Issue? 14:15 Dahlgren, Craig Review of the Benefits of No-Take Zones 14:30 Prada, Martha Regulated Recreational Fishing as an Alternative Livelihood in the Seaflower MPA 14:45 Renoux, Romain Agoa Marine Mammal Protected Area: When Biological Connectivity Creates Collaborative Opportunity in the Caribbean 15:00 Jackson, Jeremy Restoring the Resilience of Caribbean Coral Reefs 15:15 Jeffrey, Christopher Integrated Biogeographic Assessments: Objective Approaches for Managing Coastal Resources and Conserving Biodiversity in Small Islands States 15:30 Malca, Estrella Capacity Building in Marine Protected Areas and Connectivity in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System: Larval Fish Recruitment 15:45 Márquez Llauger, Lázaro Main Results of Planning, Management and Monitoring in Marine Protected Area Guanahacabibes National Park, Cuba 16:00 Coffee break Reefs and Associated Ecosystems: Marine Protected Areas (MPA); FAO Workshop on MPAs (integrated with main session) 16:30 Torres, Ruben New Guidelines for Monitoring Coral Reef Ecological and Socio-Economic Data in the Caribbean 16:45 Chalifour, Julien Light Artificial Reefs as a Biodiversity Managing Tool for the MPA of Saint- Martin 17:00 Horadam, Jayson Building an Effective Caribbean MPA Enforcement Program 17:15 Fossette, Sabrina Humpback Whale Satellite-Tracking Reveal the Connectivity between the Northern Lesser Antilles and the Importance of Regional Collaboration to Conserve Marine Biodiversity 17:30 Gonzalez, Claudio Added-Value of the Assessments of Management Effectiveness in Four MPAs of the Mesoamerican Reef 17:45 Daniel Beckman Effects of Artificial Reef Implementation on Fish Populations in a Jamaica Marine Protected Area 18:00-21:00 RECEPTION: Oistins excursion community cultural full moon fish feast, transportation by bus, pay-your-way *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner x

14 Friday, November 7 8:00 Concurrent Sessions: FAO Workshop on MPAs as a Potential Management Tool for Responsible Fisheries in the Caribbean TECHNICAL SESSIONS Reefs and Associated Ecosystems: Conch, Lobster and other Invertebrates (I) Moderator: TBD 8:30 Boman, Erik Surveying Deep Water Queen Conch (Lobatus gigas) Populations using a Towed Video System 8:40 Aldana Aranda, Dalila Vertical Behavior of Strombus gigas Larvae Depending on the Moon Phase and Tide 8:50 O'Farrell, Shay How Low Can You Go? Setting Minimum Stocking Densities for Sea Cucumbers using Spatial Population Modelling Tools 9:00 Rodriguez Gil, Luis Alfonso 9:10 Matthews, Thomas R. Weight Conversion Processing to Live Weight of Sea Cucumber, Isostichopus badionotus, by Means of the Moisture Content in the Coasts of the State of Yucatán, Mexico Revisiting the Lobsters of Cayos Cochinos, Honduras after 20 Years of Protection 9:20 Guyah, Nasheika A Preliminary Assessment of Pot Trapping as a Monitoring Tool for Special Fisheries Conservation Areas in Jamaica Aquaculture Opportunities in the Gulf and Caribbean Moderator: LeRoy Creswell 9:30 Creswell, LeRoy Developing a Regional Shellfish Hatchery for the Wider Caribbean: Assessing its Feasibility and Sustainability 9:40 Gabbadon, Paul Land-Based Marine Aquaculture: Pilot Study on Cobia Rachycentron canadum in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems in Trinidad and Tobago 9:50 Haughton, Milton Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Aquaculture Development in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean 10:00 Coffee break Reefs and Associated Ecosystems: Conch, Lobster and other Invertebrates (II) Moderator: TBD 10:30 Macfarlan, J.A. Isolating the Effect of Artisanal Fishing on an Intertidal Gastropod in the Caribbean 10:45 Tewfik, Alexander Losing the Shell Game: Coastal Seascapes without Predatory Gastropods 11:00 Nava, Gabriela Evolution of a No Take Zone (No Fishing) of Queen Conch Strombus gigas ( ) in the Biosphere Reserve Banco Chinchorro 11:15 Lawrence, Dianne A Proposal for Authentic Sustainability of the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) Harvest 11:30 Thomas, Claire Assessing Essential Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) Habitat in Eleuthera, The Bahamas: Population Declines Suggest the Urgent Need for Changes in Management *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner xi

15 11:45 Noguez, Mariana Effect of Environment on the Behavior of Queen Conch Strombus gigas 12:00 Chavez, Jose Francisco Larval Development of the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) in Relation with Temperature 12:15 Lopez-Rocha, Jorge Red Octopus Octopus maya Distribution in front of the Sisal Coast, Yucatán, Mexico 12:30 Lunch Concurrent Session: FAO Workshop on MPAs as a Potential Management Tool for Responsible Fisheries in the Caribbean (continued) AFTERNOON TECHNICAL SESSION EBM, Habitat, and Coastal Management Moderators: TBD 14:00 *Spadaro, Angelo Effects of the Herbivorous Caribbean King Crab, Mithrax spinosissimus, on Coral Reef Macroalgal Communities in the Florida Keys 14:15 *Langland, Todd Effects of Habitat Complexity on Reef Fish Assemblages associated with northwest Gulf of Mexico Banks 14:30 Diaz, Nicolas Consequences of the Contamination of the Coastal Marine Waters by Pesticides on the Small Scale Fisheries in Guadeloupe: Initiatives to Maintain Fishing Activities 14:40 Carne, Lisa The Meaning of Success in Caribbean Acroporid Restoration: the First 8 Years' Results from Belize 14:50 Forrester, Graham The Impact of Anchor Damage Relative to other Causes of Habitat Change on Coral Reefs 15:00 Kingon, Kelly Do Artificial Reefs Sustain Communities Similar to Nearby Natural Reefs? A Seasonal Study in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico 15:10 Zuckerman, Zachary Varying Levels of Anthropogenic Disturbance do not Affect Fish Diversity in Mangrove Creeks of Medium Productivity 15:20 Wilmot, Fiona Habitat Restoration Governance for Mangrove-Based Fisheries and Livelihoods Around Jiquilisco Bay, El Salvador 15:30 Kormanec, Marshall Age and Growth Comparisons of Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, on the Natural Shelf-Edge Reefs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico 15:40 Moo, Alejandra Characterization of the Habitat for the introduction of Artificial Refuges For the Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) in the National Park Reef of Xcalak, Quintana Roo, México 15:50 Thomas, Lennon R. A Simple Framework for Science-Based Marine Spatial Planning: A Case Example 16:00 Coffee Break STUDENT AWARD PRESENTATIONS 16:30 Presentation of the Ron Schmied Scholarship 16:45 Presentation of the GCFI Outstanding Student Achievement Awards 17:00 Closing Ceremony *Student, #SCRFA Award Winner xii

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17 Reproductive Parameters of Coastal Pelagic Fishes Parámetros Reproductivos de Peces Pelágicos Costeros Paramètres de la Reproduction des Poissons Pélagiques Côtiers SONIA AHRABI-NEJAD 1 *, DAVID KERSTETTER 2, PATRICIA BLACKWELDER 1, and D. ABIGAIL RENEGAR 1 1 Nova Southeastern University, 1635 Tyler Street, Hollywood, Florida USA 2 Nova Southeastern University, 8000 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, Florida USA The ability to manage a fish stock relies on an understanding of life history characteristics and basic biology of the species. Numerous age-growth studies are facilitated by the relative ease of ageing fishes through hard-part analyses. Determining reproductive parameters for fish populations is just as important for stock assessments and management, and histological examination of gonads provides the most accurate determination of fecundity and spawning periods. However, research in this area is limited. Coastal pelagic fishes are often targeted commercially and recreationally due to their easy access by private vessels. The objective of this study is to provide baseline data for two fish species important to Florida fisheries: the coastal pelagic fishes of blackfin tuna Thunnus atlanticus, and little tunny Euthynnus alletteratus. Histological examination of archived gonad samples for these four species from will provide data on spawning periodicity (single or multiple periods per year) and baseline fecundity of reproductive-age females. To date, 185 samples of blackfin tuna and 191 samples of little tunny have been prepared onto slides and are undergoing microscopic evaluation to determine maturity. The individual fish will be classified as being immature, developing, spawning capable, regressing, or regenerating. Page 1 KEYWORDS: blackfin tuna, little tunny, gonadal maturity, histology, recreational fisheries

18 In Situ Visual and Acoustic Tagging to Assess Lionfish Growth and Movement En Situ Visual y Acùstico Marcado para Evaluar Pez León Crecimiento y Movimiento En Situ Visuels et Acoustique Marquage pour Évaluer Poisson-Lion Croissance et Mouvement LAD AKINS 1*, JAMES A. MORRIS 2, STEPAHNIE GREEN 3, and JOCELYN CURTIS-QUICK 4 1 REEF P O Box Key Largo, FL US 2 NOAA 101 Pivers Island Dr Beaufort NC USA 3 Oregon State University 3029 Cordley Hall Corvalis OR USA 4 Cape Eleuthera Institute Eleuthera Bahamas Information on fish movement and growth is primarily obtained through the marking and tracking of individuals with external or internal tags, which are usually affixed to anesthetized individuals at the surface. However, the quantity and quality of data obtained by this method is often limited by small sample sizes owing to the time associated with the tagging process, high rates of tagging-related mortality, and displacement of tagged individuals from the initial capture location. To address these issues, we describe a technique for applying external streamer and dart tags and internal acoustic tags in situ, which uses SCUBA divers to capture and tag individual fish on the sea floor without the use of anesthetic. We demonstrate this method for Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans/p. miles), species which are particularly vulnerable to barotrauma when transported to and handled at the surface. To test our method, we visually tagged 161 individuals at 26 sites and acoustically tagged 10 individuals at 4 sites in the Bahamas. Our method resulted in no instances of barotrauma, reduced handling and recovery time, and minimal post-tagging release displacement compared with conventional ex situ tag application. In total 24% of visually tagged lionfish were resighted between days after tagging. Of these, 90% were located at the site of capture, while the remaining individuals were resighted between 200m -1.1km from initial site of capture. In situ growth rates ranged between mm/day. Acoustic tagging data revealed variable depth movement of fish between 1-55 meters. Page 2 KEYWORDS: Pterois volitans, Acoustic tagging, Mark-recapture, Invasive Lionfish, fish growth

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20 Comportamiento Vertical de Larvas de Strombus gigas en Función de la Fase Lunar y de Marea Vertical Behavior of Strombus gigas Larvae Depending on the Moon Phase and Tide Comportement Vertical de Larves du Lambi, Strombus gigas de Larves en Fonction de la Phase de la Lune et de la Marée DALILA ALDANA ARANDA 1 *, CLAIRE PARIS LIMOUZY 2, MARTHA ENRIQUEZ 1, and JOSÉ FRANCISCO CHAVEZ 1 1 CINVESTAV IPN, km 6 antigua Carretera a Progreso, Mèrida Yucatan, Mèxico 2 University Miami, Miami, Floride USA Page 4 RESUMEN El Caracol rosa Strombus gigas presenta un estadio larval de vida pelágica,en el cual su distribución se rige por las corrientes (de Jesús Navarrete, 1999).Se han realizado estudios sobre su abundancia larval desde la década de los 90 s, sin embargo no se ha correlacionado el comportamiento vertical de las larvas de ésta especie en función de los ciclos de marea y fases de la luna. Bajo este eje de investigación, en junio de 2014 se realizaron arrastres de plancton en Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo ( N O) durante luna llena y luna nueva cubriendo dos pleamares y dos bajamar por día, en superficie (-0.5m), media agua (-2m) y fondo (-3m) (n= 40 campañas de muestreo). las larvas de S. gigas fueron identificadas de acuerdo a Davis et al., Se calculó media y análisis de varianza (p = α0.05) para la densidad larval. La mayor densidad de larvas se registró durante luna llena con 1.41 larvas 10m -3, se registró mayor densidad en superficie con 1.66 larvas/10m 3, presentando mayor número de larvas durante la pleamar (1.84 larvas/10m 3 ). Se registró variación significativa en la abundancia larval entre profundidades, ciclos de marea y fases lunares (p ). El comportamiento vertical será modelado mediante el sistema HYCOM del RSMAS. PALABRAS CLAVES: Larvae, queen conch, tides, Caribbean, Strombus

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