Women in fisheries interviews. Bohol, Philppines. Photo by Danika Kleiber / Project Seahorse

Our Fisheries Projects

Our key contributions on assessing, regulating – and acting on – target and non-selective fisheries, organised by geography.

A full list of Project Seahorse resources can be found here.

Global

Lawson J.M., S.J. Foster and A.C.J. Vincent. 2017. Low bycatch rates add up to big numbers for a genus of small fishes. Fisheries 42(1):19-33.

Vincent, A.C.J., S.J. Foster and H.J. Koldewey. 2011. Conservation and management of seahorses and other Syngnathidae. Journal of Fish Biology 78(6):1681-1724.

Foster, S.J., T.-L. Loh and C. Knapp. 2014. Landings Trends Toolkit: Surveying wild seahorse landings in support of conservation. Project Seahorse and Shedd Aqaurium.

Vincent, A.C.J.  2008. Reconciling fisheries with conservation on coral reefs: the world as an onion. American Fisheries Society Symposium 49:587-618.

Kleiber, D., L.M. Harris and A.C.J. Vincent. 2018. Gender and marine protected areas: a case study of Danajon Bank, Philippines. Maritime Studies 17(2):163–175.

Kleiber, D., L.M. Harris and A.C.J. Vincent. 2015. Gender and small-scale fisheries: a case for counting women and beyond. Fish and Fisheries 16(4):547-562.

Kleiber, D., L.M. Harris and A.C.J. Vincent 2014. Improving fisheries estimates by including women’s catch in the Central Philippines. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71(5):656-664.

Australia

Martin-Smith, K.M. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2011. Syngnathid trade in Australia. p.138-165. In: Vincent, A.C.J., B.G. Giles, C.A. Czembor and S.J. Foster (eds.). Trade in seahorses and other syngnathids in countries outside Asia (1998-2001). Fisheries Centre Research Reports 19(1). Fisheries Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Martin-Smith, K.M. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2006. Exploitation and trade of Australian seahorses, pipehorses, sea dragons and pipefishes (Family Syngnathidae). Oryx 40(2):141-151.

Brazil

Baum, J.K. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2011. Seahorse trade in South America. p. 102-128. In: Vincent, A.C.J., B.G. Giles, C.A. Czembor and S.J. Foster (eds.). Trade in seahorses and other syngnathids in countries outside Asia (1998-2001). Fisheries Centre Research Reports 19(1). Fisheries Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Baum, J.K. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2005. Magnitude and inferred impacts of the seahorse trade in Latin America. Environmental Conservation 32(4):305-319.

Canada

China

Zhang, X. & A.C.J. Vincent. 2020. China’s policies on bottom trawl fisheries over seven decades (1949–2018). Marine Policy. 122: 104256.

India

Vaidyanathan, T., Zhang, X., Balakrishnan, R., & A.C.J. Vincent. 2021. Catch and trade bans for seahorses can be negated by non‐selective fisheries. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31(1):43-59.

Vaidyanathan, T. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2021. State of seahorse fisheries in India, nearly two decades after they were banned. Biodiversity and Conservation 1-31.

Perry, A.L., Vaidyanathan, T., Giles, B., Moreau, M-A., Picco, C.M., and Vincent, A.C.J. 2020. The catch and trade of seahorses in India pre-ban. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 28(3):55pp.

Malaysia

Lawson, J.M., S.J. Foster, A.C.O. Lim, V.C. Chong and A.C.J. Vincent. 2015. Novel life-history data for threatened seahorses provide insight into fishery effects. Journal of Fish Biology 86(1): 1-15.

Perry, A.L, K.E. Lunn and A.C.J. Vincent. 2010. Fisheries, large-scale trade and conservation of seahorses in Malaysia and Thailand. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Systems 20(4):464-475.

Mexico

Baum, J.K. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2005. Magnitude and inferred impacts of the seahorse trade in Latin America.  Environmental Conservation 32(4):305-319.

Baum, J.K. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2011. Seahorse trade in Mexico. p. 57-77. In: Vincent, A.C.J., B.G. Giles, C.A. Czembor and S.J. Foster (eds.). Trade in seahorses and other syngnathids in countries outside Asia (1998-2001). Fisheries Centre Research Reports 19(1). Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia.

Foster, S.J. and F. Arreguin-Sánchez. 2014. Using distribution patterns of small fishes to assess small fish by-catch in tropical shrimp trawl fisheries. Animal Conservation 17(3):217-224.

Foster, S.J. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2012. Advice in spite of great uncertainty: assessing and addressing bycatch of small fishes with limited data. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22:639-651.

Foster, S.J. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2010. Using life history to assess potential for shrimp trawl impacts on small fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 76(10): 2434-2454.

Foster, S.J. and A.C.J. Vincent. 2010. Tropical shrimp trawl fisheries: Fishers’ knowledge of and attitudes about a doomed fishery. Marine Policy 34(3):437-446.

Philippines

Yasué M., A. Nellas, H. Panes and A.C.J. Vincent. 2015. Monitoring landed seahorse catch in a changing policy environment. Endangered Species Research 27:95-111.

O’Donnell, K.P., P.P. Molloy and A.C.J. Vincent. 2012. Comparing fisher interviews, logbooks, and catch landings estimates of extraction rates in a small-scale fishery. Coastal Management 40(6):594-611.

O’Donnell, K.P., M.G. Pajaro and A.C.J. Vincent. 2010. How does the accuracy of fisher knowledge affect seahorse conservation status? Animal Conservation 13(6):526-533.

O’Donnell, K.P., M.G. Pajaro and A.C.J. Vincent. 2010. Improving conservation and fishery assessments with local knowledge: future directions. Animal Conservation 13:539-540.

Marcus, J.E.,  M.A. Samoilys, J.J. Meeuwig, Z. Villongco, and A.C.J. Vincent. 2007. Benthic status of near-shore fishing grounds in the central Philippines, and associated seahorse densities.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 54:1483-1494.

Vincent, A.C.J., J.J. Meeuwig, M.G. Pajaro and N.C. Perante. 2007. Characterizing a small-scale, data-poor, artisanal fishery: seahorses in the central Philippines. Fisheries Research 86:207-215.

Martin-Smith, K.M., M.A. Samoilys, J.J. Meeuwig and A.C.J. Vincent. 2004. Collaborative development of management options for an artisanal fishery for seahorses in the central Philippines. Ocean and Coastal Management  47:165-193.

Selgrath, J.C. and S.E. Gergel. 2019. How much is enough? Improving participatory mapping using area rarefaction curves. Land 8(11):166.

Selgrath, J.C., S.E. Gergel and A.C.J. Vincent. 2018. Shifting gears: Diversification, intensification, and effort increases in small-scale fisheries (1950-2010). PLoS ONE 13(3): e0190232.

Selgrath, J.C., S.E. Gergel and A.C.J. Vincent. 2017. Incorporating spatial dynamics greatly improves estimates of fishing pressure: Long-term participatory mapping of coral reef fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 75(1):210–220.

Selgrath, J.C., C. Roelfsema, S.E. Gergel and A.C.J. Vincent. 2016. Mapping for coral reef conservation: Comparing the value of participatory and remote sensing approaches. Ecosphere 7(5):e01325.

Kleiber, D., L. Harris and A.C.J. Vincent. 2018. Gender and marine protected areas: a case study of Danajon Bank, Philippines. Maritime Studies 17(2):163–175.

Kleiber, D., L.M. Harris and A.C.J. Vincent 2014. Improving fisheries estimates by including women’s catch in the Central Philippines. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71(5):656-664.

Hill, N.O., M.J. Rowcliffe, H.J. Koldewey and E.J. Milner-Guilland. 2011. The interaction between seaweed farming as an alternative occupation and fisher numbers in the central Philippines. Conservation Biology 26(2):324-334.

Portugal

Curtis, J.M., J. Ribeiro, K. Erzini, and A.C.J. Vincent. 2007. A conservation tradeoff? Interspecific differences in seahorse responses to experimental changes in fishing effort. Aquatic Conservation 17:468-484.

Senegal

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M, K. West, I.S. Boiro and A.C.J. Vincent. 2015. An assessment of West African seahorses in fisheries catch and trade. Journal of Fish Biology 88(2):751-759.

Thailand

Aylesworth, L. and T-C. Kuo. 2018. Reporting time period matters: quantifying catch rates and exploring recall bias from fisher interviews in Thailand. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75(12):2114-2122.

Aylesworth, L., R. Phoonsawat and A.C.J. Vincent. 2017. Effects of indiscriminate Fisheries on a group of small data-poor species in ThailandICES Journal of Marine Science 75(2):642–652.

United States

Baum, J.K., J.J. Meeuwig and A.C.J. Vincent. 2003. Bycatch of lined seahorses (Hippocampus erectus) in a Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl fishery. Fisheries Bulletin 101(4):721-731.

Viet Nam

Stocks, A.P., S.J. Foster, N.K. Bat, N.M. Ha and A.C.J. Vincent. 2019. Local fishers’ knowledge of target and incidental seahorse catch in Southern Vietnam. Human Ecology 47(3):397–4081.

Stocks, A.P., S.J. Foster, N.K. Bat and A.C.J. Vincent. 2017. Catch as catch can: Targeted and indiscriminate small-scale fishing of seahorses in Vietnam. Fisheries Research 196:27-33.

Giles, B.G., S.K. Truong, H.H. Do and A.C.J. Vincent. 2006. The catch and trade of seahorses in Vietnam. Biodiversity and Conservation 15(6):2497-2513.

Meeuwig, J.J., H.H. Do, S.K. Truong, S.D. Job and A.C.J. Vincent. 2006.  Quantifying non-target seahorse fisheries in central Vietnam. Fisheries Research 81:149-157.