Today, I wanted to share the article below about Red Groupers and what amazing architects they are . But, as I was searching the net for pictures of this fish, the majority I found were of dead ones, caught, hanging next to their predators....humans. I looked into it a bit further and found another article that goes on to explain how 20 of the world's 162 grouper species are threatened by extinction.
“This shows that over-fishing could decimate another major food and economic resource for humans, similar to the loss of the cod stocks off New England and Canada that has put thousands of people out of work,” said Roger McManus, a senior director of Conservation International’s Marine Program.
“The results are worrying and highlight the urgent need for fishery management, more effective marine protected areas (MPAs), and more sustainable eating habits for consumers of these fishes,” said Sadovy, who organized the workshop.
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