Understanding population connectivity of the Galapagos sailfin grouper (‘bacalao’; Mycteroperca olfax) through biophysical larval dispersal modeling as a basis for attaining a sustainable fisheries management

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Genetics
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
biophysical modeling larval ecology fisheries management population connectivity
Project description

Lack of fishing regulations and insights in larval biology of sailfin grouper at the Galapagos Islands, have contributed to its overexploitation. This project will explore spatial and seasonal patterns of larval dispersal and population connectivity through the application of individual-based biophysical
modeling to attain sustainable population restoration and ensure a future for the local fisheries via a BBN trade off tool.