Fish and fishermen benefit from marine reserve

Populations of commercially important species like the red grouper increased in the Tortugas region following the closure of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's Tortugas Ecological Reserve. Credit: NOAA

A NOAA report into the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Sanctuary has found that fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefitted from the Reserve’s no-take protections.

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