Influencia del pez León (Pterois miles y Pterois volitans) en la cadena de valor de la pesca artesanal, Caribe sur de Costa Rica

“Lionfish (Pterois miles and Pterois volitans) influence on the artisanal fishing value chain, Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica”. Introduction: The “Lionfish” are actually two invasive species that occur in several parts of the world, and their effect on local fisheries needs study. Objective: T...

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Main Authors: Laguna Cruz, Max, Pereira-Chaves, José, Ríos Duarte, Roger Humberto
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad Estatal a Distancia (Costa Rica) 2024
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Online Access: http://hdl.handle.net/11056/27465
https://doi.org/10.22458/urj.v11i3.2267
Summary: “Lionfish (Pterois miles and Pterois volitans) influence on the artisanal fishing value chain, Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica”. Introduction: The “Lionfish” are actually two invasive species that occur in several parts of the world, and their effect on local fisheries needs study. Objective: To analyze the influence of these fish on the artisanal fisheries value chain in the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica. Methods: We surveyed 181 fishermen, restaurant owners and resident consumers, and made counts during fishing operations. Results: Lionfish do not reach consumers in significant numbers, mainly because there is not enough initial input of raw material to compete against established species. Conclusion: we recommend a campaign for the consumption of Lionfish in Costa Rica.