Socio-economic Importance of the Lobster Fishery of the British Virgin Islands for caribbean LME
The British Virgin Islands is heavily dependent on tourism and the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) is one of the delicacies which the visitors enjoy. The British Virgin Islands 1998 Fisheries Management Plan identified signs of overfishing in the lobster fishery throughout the territory with acute overfishing in certain areas. Measures were implemented in the 2003 Fisheries Management Regulations aimed at conserving this species.
12 Apr 2010