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Fig. 40. Relationship between biomass of fish and distance from the populated Cays in 2005. The mean and standard error for total biomass of all species pooled (blue bars) herbivores (red bars), invertivores (green bars) and commercial species (purple bars) are shown.

In 2012, populations of reef fish did not appear to show any significant relationship with distance from the inhabited Cays, with exception of the invertivores, which were much more abundant at PB-15, 18, and 17 respectively (Fig. 41, 42).

Fig. 41. nMDS plot showing relationship between surveyed fish abundance and distance from the main fishing village on Pedro Bank. Each point is an individual site. The distance increases in the following order: green triangle, blue inverted triangle, blue square, purple circle and red diamond.  

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