Spatial ecology of greater amberjack | European Tracking Network

Spatial ecology of greater amberjack

Arena: Seas & Oceans

Images: Miguel Cabanellas-Reboredo ©

 

Seriola dumerili, also known as the greater amberjack, is a widely distributed pelagic species which holds a high socio-ecological value supporting an important recreational and commercial fisheries worldwide. Despite that, there is scare information regarding the spatial ecology of this important species. Based on landings conducted by commercial fisheries, this animal seems to conduct spawning migrations from deeper to shallows waters during spring-summer season. In order to explore some of these important knowledge gaps, we have tagged big animals (~25 kg) with pop-up archival transmitting tags within the project CERES (https://ceresproject.eu/). The knowledge gained from this project will be used to build sustainable management efforts of this resource.

Contact person: Miguel Cabanellas-Reboredo (miguel.cabanellas@ieo.es)