Reconstruction of total marine fisheries catches for Haiti and Navassa Island (1950–2010)

A reconstruction of total marine fisheries catches for Haiti and Navassa from 1950 to 2010 was undertaken. The catch reconstruction combines estimates of artisanal catches with subsistence catches estimated from seafood consumption data combined with trade and aquaculture data. The reconstructed total catch for Haiti and Navassa was estimated at 846,900 t for the study period (1950-2010), which is approximately three times the reported catch of 280,272 t. A large part of this discrepancy was due to the inclusion of unreported subsistence catch estimates and the improved accounting of conch, lobster, crab and shrimp artisanal fisheries catches in the early time period.

 

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