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Appendix I. Summary of fisheries assessments Jean W. Wiener, Director Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversite Marine (FoProBiM) – Haiti) March 26, 2012 – calm seas 0630 Arrive at Navassa  Anchored about 200m on the lee from NW point  One fisher boat along the coast just north of Lulu Bay 4 fishers 1025  Boat pulling up traps approx. half way up the west coast and 100m from the island.  Noticed a large burned spot of vegetation about 2/3 of the way north on the west coast with several other places singed along the ridge tops both north and south of that location. Perhaps 1-2 months old 1400  Fisher’s boat has pulled alongside the GS  4 Crew: Pa Bon, adult on 2nd trip to Navassa, and two older teenage boys (Pa Bon known from several previous trips)  From Anse d’Hainault  Said fishing was good  Were hand lining  Had just checked traps  Were not using nets  Questioned about knowledge of rats, cats, dogs, goats on the island: o Were not really aware/concerned about the rats o Were very concerned about the dogs; said there were more now than ever before; more ferocious, and would not sleep on the island because of the dogs; o Saw many cats o Saw the goats cannot catch them o Would be open to helping with the eradication process with Island Conservation and FoProBiM o Said we would have to warn other fishermen from as far away as Port Salut not to bring any animals on the island o Accused fishermen from other communities of being responsible for the invasive animals  Said that because of JW they have warned other fishers to be careful with how they fish, don’t fish with nets anymore themselves March 27, 2012 0800 – weather: calm  Pa Bon and his crew came to the GS  Gave them 1 cooler w/ice and a GPS unit to track them  Had not started fishing yet  Were going to start hand-lining and collect from their traps 0950  Pa Bon fishing approx. 400-500m west of Lulu Bay 1400  Edner +4 from Anse d’Hainault arrived at Lulu Bay  Does not go out fishing but comes to the GS to say hello

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Global Reef Expedition Final Report: Navassa  

In March 2012, the Global Reef Expedition set out to survey the health and resiliency of coral reefs surrounding Navassa Island, a small uni...

Global Reef Expedition Final Report: Navassa  

In March 2012, the Global Reef Expedition set out to survey the health and resiliency of coral reefs surrounding Navassa Island, a small uni...

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