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Species Spotlight: Aliger gigas, the Queen Conch

The Queen or Pink Conch, Aliger gigas, has seen continuing population decline in its native habitat mainly due to rampant overfishing. Agencies tasked to curb these effects have released regulations regarding species management but more effort needs to be made by local communities and governing bodies.

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Boyce, D.G., D.P. Tittensor, C. Garilao, S. Henson, K. Kaschner, K. Kesner-Reyes, A. Pigot, R.B. Reyes Jr., G. Reygondeau, K.E. Schleit, N.L. Schackell, P. Sorongon-Yap, and B. Worm. 2022. A climate risk index for marine life. Nature Climate Change.

Andriamahefazafy, M., G. Touron-Gardic, A. March, G. Hosch, M.L.D. Palomares, and P. Failler. 2022. Sustainable development goal 14: To what degree have we achieved the 2020 targets for our oceans? Ocean & Coastal Management 227:106273.

Pauly, D., N. Smith and M. Butler. 2022. Growth and related traits of the sheepswool sponge (Hippospongia lachne): practical and theoretical considerations. Fishery Bulletin 120(2). doi: 10.7755/FB.120.2.1.

Relano, V., T. Mak, S. Ortiz and D. Pauly. 2022. Stakeholder perceptions can distinguish ‘paper parks’ from Marine Protected Areas. Sustainability 14: 9655.

Eddy, T.D., V.W.Y Lam, G. Reygondeau, A.M. Cisneros-Montemayor, K. Greer, M.L.D. Palomares, J.F. Bruno, Y. Ota and W.W.L. Cheung. 2021. Global decline in capacity of coral reefs to provide ecosystem services. One Earth 4(9):1278-1285.

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