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By B Eche-de-mer


In this issue of the Bulletin, we present several original articles: Jeff Kinch provides detailed information on the historic, social and economic aspects of a sea cucumber fishery in Papua New Guinea along with its management options (p. 2). Few papers have been published on operations in the Philippines, the subject of an article by Akamine Jan on page 17. Peter Fankboner describes an unusual biological phenomenon, salinity-related seasonal atrophy of the viscera in a temperate species, Parastichopus californicus (p. 22). No inventory of the sea cucumbers of Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, had ever been made before the article by Chantal Conand and Perrine Mangion (p. 27). The article also provides information on abundance and population structures for the dominant fringing reef species. The problems encountered by Mexican fisheries are presented in an article by Alonso Aguilar Ibarra and Georgina Ramirez SoberĂ³n on page 33. Andrew Morgan describes problems related to farming certain sea cucumber species and explains how his work is developing (p. 36; also see previous issues of the Bulletin). At the end of the Bulletin, you will also find the regular features, such as Correspondence (p. 38) and Abstracts, Publications, Workshops & Meetings (p. 41), along with the addresses of the new members of our Special Interest Group (p. 43) Previous issues of the Bulletin are available on the SPC website at / in both French and English. I also draw Inside this issue Overview of the bechede-mer fishery in Milne Ba

Year: 2002
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