Reproductive potential and stock recruitment of the Caribbean and Brazilian metapopulations of the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804)

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The spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) is the most important commercial fishing resource in the western central Atlantic and Brazil. Field studies covering the waters off southwestern Cuba and northern Brazil have improved our understanding of the variations in the reproductive potential (number of eggs), stock recruitment and reproductive efficiency of spiny lobsters according to location, depth and size class. Using the spawner-recruitment model, the reproductive potential index was correlated with the index of subsequent recruitment based on field sampling. Spiny lobster habitats in deeper waters need special attention in order to protect the species from overfishing of the recruitment. Considering the longevity and absence of reproductive senility in spiny lobsters, management strategies should ideally include the creation of spawner sanctuaries (marine protected areas) capable of restoring and maintaining the biomass of the spawning stock and the establishment of a maximum catch size of 135 mm (CL) for both sexes along the entire Brazilian coast. Based on our findings, we propose to establish spiny lobster sanctuaries (50-100 m) on the continental shelf off northern Brazil, from Amapá (5°25′N 51°0′W) to the western reaches of the coast of Pará (1°11′N 46°27′W, 0°42′N 46°45′W), covering a total surface area of 64 230 km2.

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  • Map of the Cuban archipelago showing the four main shelf areas (SW, NW, SE and NE) and the spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) fishing grounds (shaded). The Gulf of Batabanó (GB) is located in the southwestern region (22°21′N 82°32′W). Habitats are predominantly covered with seagrass (64.85%; 13 818 km2); the remaining area (35.15%; 7487 km2) features little or no vegetation (Cerdeira-Estrada et al., 2008). The box shows the profiles of the insular shelf in western GB (modified from Claro et al., 2001).

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  • Map showing the spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) fishing grounds corresponding to each state along the Brazilian continental shelf: Amapá (AP), Pará (PA), Maranhão (MA), Piauí (PI), Ceará (CE), Rio Grande do Norte (RN), Paraíba (PB), Pernambuco (PE), Alagoas (AL), Sergipe (SE), Bahia (BA) and Espírito Santo (ES). Black = muddy bottom; dark grey = shallow waters (<50 m); light grey = deeper waters (>50 m); SA = sampling area (parallel lines). Modified from Cruz et al. (2011). The box shows the profiles of the continental shelf off the island of Marajó (MI) and off the Pará River (PR) (modified from Countinho & Morais, 1970).

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  • Relative size structure of lobsters Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) caught in shallow (<50 m) and deeper (50-100 m) waters on the insular shelf of the Gulf of Batabanó and on the continental shelf off northern Brazil, respectively.

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  • Annual variation in the total egg production of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) in the Gulf of Batabanó expressed as IRP.

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  • Relative size structure of female spiny lobsters Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) caught in the Gulf of Batabanó, IRP and IRE for the periods 1983-1987 and 1988-1996.

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  • Relative size structure of female spiny lobsters Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) caught on the continental shelf off Northern Brazil, IRP and IRE for the period 2001-2003.

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  • Spawner-recruitment curves for spiny lobsters Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) in the Gulf of Batabanó. The parameter expresses the relationship between the IRP (spawner) and the index of juvenile abundance (recruitment) the following year (e.g. S83/R85). Polynomial analysis was used to obtain the best fit for the data (second power; P<0.001; R2=0.5282). The arrows were added by the authors.

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  • Trends in the fishing intensity of spiny lobsters Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) based on annual data from pesqueros and jaulones in the Gulf of Batabanó (Cuba) from 1979-1993.

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  • Spawner-recruitment curves for spiny lobsters Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) on the continental shelf off Northern Brazil. The parameter expresses the relationship between the IRP (spawner) and the index of juvenile abundance (recruitment) the following year (e.g., S01/R02). The arrow was added by the authors.

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