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From Mexico to Brazil : Central Atlantic fisheries catch trends and ecosystem models Zeller, Dirk, 1961-; Booth, Shawn; Mohammed, Elizabeth; Pauly, D. (Daniel)

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DIRECTOR’S FOREWORD. TABLE OF CONTENTS. PART 1: FISHERIES TRENDS. The global fisheries crisis as a rationale for improving the FAO’s database of fisheries statistics (Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller). Reconstructing fisheries catches and fishing effort for the southeastern Caribbean (1940-2001): General methodology (Elizabeth Mohammed). St. Lucia, eastern Caribbean: Reconstructed fisheries catches and fishing effort, 1942-2001 (Elizabeth Mohammed and Williana Joseph). Barbados: Reconstructed fisheries catches and fishing effort, 1940-2000 (Elizabeth Mohammed, Christopher Parker and Stephen Willoughby). Grenada and the Grenadines: Reconstructed fisheries catches and fishing effort, 1942-2001 (Elizabeth Mohammed and Justin Rennie). St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Reconstructed fisheries catches and fishing effort, 1942-2001 (Elisabeth Mohammed, Leslie E. Straker and Cheryl Jardine). Trinidad and Tobago: Preliminary reconstruction of fisheries catches and fishing effort, 1908-2002. (Elizabeth Mohammed and Christine Chan A Shing). Cuban fisheries catches within FAO area 31 (Western Central Atlantic): 1950-1999 (Julio Baisre, Shawn Booth and Dirk Zeller). The fisheries of Belize (Vincent Gillett). Fisheries landings and trade of the Turks and Caicos Islands (Murray A. Rudd). Brief history of Bermudan fisheries, and catch comparison between national sources and FAO records (Brian Luckhurst, Shawn Booth and Dirk Zeller). Venezuelan marine fisheries catches in space and time: 1950-1999 (Jeremy Mendoza, Shawn Booth and Dirk Zeller). A database of landings data on Brazilian marine fisheries, 1980-2000 (Kátia de M. F. Freire). PART 2: ECOSYSTEM MODELS. A generic marine ecosystem model for the southeastern Caribbean in the late 1990s: Application to Grenada and the Grenadines (Elizabeth Mohammed). Trophic model of a fringing coral reef in the southern Mexican Caribbean (José Humberto Alvarez-Hernández). Trophic dynamics of a mangrove ecosystem in Celestun Lagoon,Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (M.E. Vega-Candejas). Trophodynamic ecology of two critical habitats (seagrasses and mangroves) in Términos Lagoon, southern Gulf of Mexico (Evelia Rivera-Arriaga, Ana L. Lara-Domínguez, Guillermo Villalobos-Zapata and Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia). A preliminary trophic model of Bahía de la Ascensión, Quintana Roo, Mexico (L. Vidal and M. Basurto).

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