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Increased recruitment translated to greater fisheries landings and revenue, and the recruitment and landings were dictated by El Niño/La Niña climate events.
AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Paredes, G., Mascareñas-Osorio, I. and Sala, E.
DATE: July 2010
This study targets how climatic variability affects pre-recruitment of the leopard grouper (Mycteroperca rosacea) and yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris). We compared 11 years of fishery statistics and species’ life history with El Niño/La Niña events. It was established that increased recruitment translated to greater fisheries landings and revenue, and that recruitment and landings were dictated by these climate events. Cited 5 times, this study has contributed to developing adaptive fisheries management with flexible quotas depending on climate indices.