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Seahorse Aquaculture, Biology and Conservation: Knowledge Gaps and Research Opportunities

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Autor(es):
Cohen, Felipe P. A. ; Valenti, Wagner C. ; Planas, Miquel ; Calado, Ricardo
Número total de Autores: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: REVIEWS IN FISHERIES SCIENCE & AQUACULTURE; v. 25, n. 1, p. 100-111, 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 8
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Seahorses are currently experiencing an unprecedented level of anthropogenic pressure promoted by habitat destruction and increasing fishing effort to supply premium markets. This study provides an overview of the scientific literature on seahorses in the 21st century and critically discusses five major knowledge gaps and research opportunities to advance the state of the art on this research field. The average number of publications per year increased from 10 (2001-2002) to similar to 40 (2001-2015), the majority addressing issues on seahorse ecology, biology, and aquaculture, with the most studied species being Hippocampus kuda, H. guttulatus, H. reidi, H. abdominalis, H. erectus, H. hippocampus, and H. trimaculatus. This study explores the opportunity of using seahorses as flagship species to foster mangrove conservation and decrease trawling fisheries. It also suggests that further scientific studies are needed to better understand and manage the populations of the most heavily traded seahorse species, as well as the need to monitor their vulnerability to emerging pollutants and climate change. Sustainable seahorse aquaculture can play an important role in seahorse conservation, as well as in the development of reliable traceability tools to fight the illegal trade of these highly priced organisms. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/18050-0 - Análise do perfil de comunidade bacteriana associada ao muco como método de rastreabilidade para cavalos-marinhos
Beneficiário:Felipe Pereira de Almeida Cohen
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado