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Local Ecological Knowledge, Bonefish, South Florida, Trend Analysis, Angler Surveys, Shifting Baselines, Fuzzy Logic
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Local ecological knowledge (LEK) is a useful method to capture environmental or resource changes when there is an absence of biological data. Since the bonefish fishery is data limited, this study aims to understand the trend of bonefish decline over the last 40 years using LEK and to assess whether varying fisher experience and fisher type would influence perception of bonefish decline. Semi-structured surveys and key informant interviews were conducted to collect LEK data. Along with perceiving an overall decline (p
Kroloff, Emily K.N., "Where Are All the Bonefish? Using Angler Perceptions to Estimate Trends of Bonefish (Albula vulpes) Decline in South Florida" (2016). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2541.
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