Marine Conservation Effort in U.S. Virgin Islands Aids Key Fish Species, Research Finds
Published:14 Aug.2022    Source:Oregon State University

A more than 30-year marine conservation effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands helped aid the recovery of a fish species important in commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries, a new Oregon State University study found.

Red hind, a species of grouper in the Caribbean, historically experienced intense fishing pressure, which led managers to implement progressively restrictive fishing closures in the U.S. Virgin Islands.