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You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Over the whole Pacific, the production totalled about t at that time FAO The principal extraction method was dredging, but manned submersibles and ROVs were also employed to a small extent in the s for exploration purposes Grigg , CITES In —82, the market was flooded with Midway coral, and prices fell so low that many fish- ermen suffered losses or even went out of business only 21 vessels in In , an all-time low of less than 3 t of precious coral production was recorded throughout the Pacific Grigg , with prices for raw material at unprecedented heights Grigg , indicating the depletion of all known stocks.

Coral fishing has not been resumed in those areas; one reason cited is that the corals found in by-catch of fishing trawlers is of low quality. In , coral banks were discovered in Taiwan, and in the Penghu government sent the research vessel Kai Peng Maru to study the stocks and set up a limitation of 20—40 vessels, which contributed to the longevity of the fishery Liverino In , coral was harvested by the same fishermen off Hong Kong at a depth of 70— m.

In , new banks off the Pratas Islands were discovered Liverino In , large black coral populations consisting primarily of Antipathes griggi and A. Traditionally, these stocks were harvested by scuba divers. The black coral jewellery industry grew steadily between and In the s, technological advances in coral processing led to a dramatic decrease of the amount of coral needed to produce the same value of finished product.

At that time, about 70 t of raw material were processed in Taiwan, most of which originated in the Philippine Islands, primarily Cirrhipathes anguina whip coral Carleton Antipathes species maintained their popular- ity due to their denser and higher-quality skeleton and their designation as the official state gem of Hawaii.

However, import of inexpensive black coral from the Philippines and Tonga Harper and more efficient manufacturing combined to keep the demand within sustainable limits. The Hawaiian black coral fishery was the first fishery that was managed on the basis of an extensive fishery research programme, which was conducted at the University of Hawaii in the early s Grigg , Grigg Maui Divers of Hawaii incorporated this system and harvested 0.

Non-selective fishing gear was banned in favour of non-destructive harvest. However, the operation was discon- tinued in because of high operating costs a diving accident resulting in two deaths during the launch of the submersible increased insurance costs.

Since then, the industry in Hawaii has relied on stockpiles of gold corals and imports of pink and red corals, mostly from Taiwan and Japan Grigg An attempt to harvest pink corals domestically within the Exclusive Economic Zone EEZ used tangle nets at Hancock Seamount Emperor Seamounts chain but was cancelled after kg of dead, low-quality Corallium secundum were brought to the surface Grigg The Hawaiian pink and gold coral fishery was revived by American Deepwater Engineering ADE , which used two 1-person submersibles to exploit an established bed and an exploratory area in — In , the company harvested 1.

Gili Hawaiian Islands as a U. Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve per Executive Order in the year excluded two-thirds of the precious coral deep-water habitats from exploitation. Given this reduction of potential supply, combined with marginal investment returns due to high operational costs, ADE suspended operations in Grigg Foreign poaching has been a problem in the past because during the s Japanese and Taiwanese coral vessels continuously violated the EEZ near the Hancock Seamounts.

However, it appears that since the s poaching within the EEZ by foreign coral fishing has been negligible, in part due to the general fishing activity in the area. Fishing has now been terminated with the declaration of the area as a national monument, so it is not clear if current enforcement will prevent the reoccurrence of poaching J.

DeMello, WPCouncil, personal communication. Socioeconomy Modern exploitation methods Harvesting methods There is a variety of methods used to harvest precious corals today. At depths that can be accessed by scuba-diving, it is used as the exclusive harvesting method. Traditional compressed air scuba- diving is used to harvest populations between about 30 and 80 m deep, while mixed-gas scuba see p.

Traditional air diving gear is cheap and readily avail- able, whereas only a small number of divers invest in more expensive mixed-gas diving. In contrast to dredging, scuba harvesting inflicts little direct damage to non-target species in the same habitat. However, coral exploitation by diving allows absolute selectivity only in theory.

Poachers using air scuba have been convicted of harvesting up to 30 kg of young coral from one shallow dive site in 1 day Fisheries Department, Government of Catalonia, personal communication. The increased amount of raw material that poaching makes available to the market may reduce the price, thereby causing further damage to licensed divers. In some cases, poachers reportedly sell to licensed divers, who resell the corals, or sell directly to Taiwanese buyers.

In Spain, fishing licenses are issued without requiring special fees, but the selec- tion of the few licensees is based on a consideration of personal and family history in coral fishing. Towards the eastern Mediterranean, coralligenous habitats occur in deeper water, and coral fishermen rely on mixed-gas diving for harvesting, sometimes aided by ROVs for prior surveying of the target sites personal observation. These divers selectively harvest large colonies once they have located them using the ROV.

No data on poaching of these deep populations are available, so it is difficult to estimate poaching intensity. Another consideration is unconfirmed information that license holders may occasionally harvest areas outside the designated stocks, as opportunist amateurs do. The method of removing coral is assumed to influence its recovery potential. Ideally, respon- sible divers cut the red coral base instead of extracting the whole colony. Leaving the base in place leaves a chance that this colony might regrow.

This regrowth has been observed on a few occasions Rossi et al. Furthermore, the considerable time pressure and the dif- ficulty of working underwater and at depth is quite incapacitating, so that red coral divers may not be able to consistently perform a precise size selection or partial harvest of corals. In the Mediterranean, harvesting concentrates on the warmer summer months May—October , removing most of the corals at a time they produce their larvae.

This practice should be of little impact Kwit et al. On the Costa Brava, all divers are natives and older than 45 yr. In Hawaii and Spain, teams of three or more divers often work from one vessel. In Hawaii and the Costa Brava Spain , current coral fishermen are in their 50s and will leave the fishery in the near future due to the hazards of the occupation WPCouncil The youngest licensed diver on the Costa Brava is 45 yr old. In Morocco, t boats with an onboard dry decompression chamber are mandatory.

Two divers work from this boat and complete their decompression onboard instead of underwater. In Hawaii, the water temperature and visibility make for better diving conditions, and coral can be harvested year round, although currents, swell and sharks do present a challenge for Hawaiian black coral divers.

In both cases, ocean conditions allow access only on relatively calm days, even though the Mediterranean fishery often operates close to shore. The tools used to detach the coral and containers to store them vary between divers because they have traditionally been individual solutions. Some sort of pick is frequently used in the Mediterranean, perhaps with modifications such as a chisel incorporated into its shaft.

The detached coral is usually put into a basket made of netting. Also noteworthy are modern dive lights that consist of powerful rechargeable batteries that are attached to the diving tanks, and the small but bright light head itself is fixed to the forearm or head. This allows the diver to quickly find corals in crevices and work with two hands. Fishermen remark that diving safety issues are rarely considered in management plans and that divers are not invited to scientific consultation meetings M.

Scarpati, personal communication. The Hawaiian black coral grows on exposed substrata and is harvested when at least 1. It is therefore harvested differently from Mediterranean red coral because the divers need to cut or break the thick keratinous coral stem with an axe or sledge. Selecting corals that exceed the minimum size is far easier in the case of Hawaiian black coral than it is with Mediterranean red coral where millimetres of base diameter need to be distinguished.

The coral harvest used to be tied to the boat anchor and buoyed to the surface using an inflating lift bag after the dive. Today, it is more common for the divers to use lift bags to transport coral to the surface, while the boat follows the buoys.

Modern scuba technology Modern technology has made scuba-diving, and thus coral fishing, much more efficient. This includes better thermal protection suits that reduce the risks of hypothermia. Hypothermia affects cognitive capacity and vital aspects of diving physiology and can reduce the efficiency of decom- pression, which is mandatory after the deep and long dives that coral diving requires. In the late s, the so-called technical diving industry brought mixed-gas diving techniques from offshore commercial diving and rebreather technology from the military to recreational div- ing, making these techniques widely available and giving divers greater access to deeper water Pyle Few coral divers use rebreathers at the moment, but this can be expected to change.

Gili can be assumed that especially younger divers will use modern techniques to access corals in excess of m. On the Costa Brava, divers are reported to mainly dive to 30—50 m deep using air because red coral grows as shallow as 20 m in this area. The pref- erence for traditional scuba is due to decades of experience with the simple and rugged equipment as well as lower cost of operations. This also implies that divers will only take the risk to dive deeper than 50 m if no corals can be found in shallower water.

In other Mediterranean areas, such as Italy, coral fishermen dive much deeper because of depletion of the shallower stocks FAO ROVs and manned submersibles Because robotic extraction is not practical and not permitted in many fisheries, ROVs are increas- ingly being employed to scout a potential coral bed, improving the yield per dive.

ROVs can also be equipped with a robotic arm that permits remote-controlled harvesting, although this option raises the acquisition cost considerably. ROVs allow harvesting at greater depths and with fewer time restraints than scuba-diving but at lower cost than using manned submersibles. In general, however, remote harvesting is considered impractical compared with direct meth- ods scuba, manned submersibles : Currents, nets and the topography of coral habitats make it dif- ficult to manoeuvre the tethered machines, and without dedicated technicians, a minor malfunction may easily render an ROV unusable for an entire expedition.

The methodology for harvesting with manned submersibles originates from the commercial application of an exploration and sampling protocol that was developed in the course of a long-term Sea Grant research programme at the University of Hawaii in the early s.

It was used in Hawaii in — and experienced a short-lived renaissance in — see p. Apart from Hawaii, submersibles have been used in the Mediterranean, Japan and Taiwan to support explora- tion efforts of the fishery Grigg An exception is their current use in Japan to access deeper precious coral beds N. Operational costs using manned submersibles are high due to the necessity of a large mother ship equipped with a heavy-duty crane.

The aforementioned protocol applied in the s in Hawaii reduced these costs considerably by designing a launch-and-recovery system operating from a plat- form that could be submerged to 20 m to release the submarine and be made buoyant again for towing the sub back into port. Progress on the marine technological front during the s allowed the construction of small, lightweight, low-cost submersibles, such as the Deepworker made by the Canadian company Nuytco Research.

This class of submersibles represents one-person vehicles that weigh less than 2 t and can operate at a depth of m. Their low cost and small size make it possible to use them in tandem Grigg , which increases safety. Use of precious corals The raw material for the precious coral jewellery industry is the skeleton of the corals.

In general, it is easier to work with the species with harder skeletons. In some species, such as P. Precious corals are used primarily for jewellery pieces like rings, pendants, amulets, necklaces, earrings and carved art objects such as statues. Despite extensive legends, present medical uses of precious corals appear to be negligible. Red coral powder is still being sold as a cure against various maladies or as an aphrodisiac. However, similar to the fraud with worked coral pieces that are made of plastic or low-quality species, it is often powder made from sponge coral Melithea sp.

In general, it is reef-building coral species that are frequently used as bone prostheses because their pores are quickly filled with capillaries Pechenik Both stony corals and precious corals are sold as curios or decorations and for aquaria. The genus Corallium is the most coveted group of precious corals. Their skeletons are appreci- ated for their hardness, purity and colour, and the lower abundance of these corals further increases their value.

Colour varies according to species and locality, and popularity of colours on the market follows fashion. The dark red colour of C. Thin branches are of lower quality, and red coral skeletons from colonies infected by boring sponges are mainly of interest to the ethnic market because their skel- eton is not solid but contains holes, which do not allow the piece to be given a polished surface FAO Coral branches of less than 7 mm in diameter used to be of negligible use, but this changed with the introduction of composite coral manufacture, a hardened mix of coral powder and a plastic such as epoxy FAO This allows small branches and fragments to be ground to powder and formed into larger blocks, such as beads.

Chemical analysis or inspection of growth rings under the microscope can identify coral pieces made from reconstituted coral Smith et al. There are no data about the species that are used preferably to manufacture this type of jewellery, although some wholesalers state that they can sell coral powder only as a medical potion to Asian markets.

It is unlikely that high-quality manufacturers in the fashion market produce reconstituted coral, and although FAO reports confirmed its existence, some industry insiders consider it a myth G. In any case, reconstituted coral and small coral fragments are more likely to be sold in the tourism and ethnic marketplaces. Precious corals are supplied to jewellery manufacturers as whole dried colonies, unworked branches or polished beads. In the last state, it is not straightforward to identify the species.

Bamboo coral is often dyed red or black and sold as Corallium or Antipathes, whereas sponge coral Melithea sp. Another inexpensive species that is sold as precious coral is rose coral Scleractinia. Finally, there are bracelets from Bakelite or celluloid on the market that are also sold as precious coral jewellery.

Economy and trade Prices for unworked precious corals have varied throughout time, depending on demand. The trade of precious coral has been increasing in recent years, judging from Corallium spp. Prices of C.

Manufacturing 1 kg of beads takes Prices for C. Single, large C. Around companies participate in the labour-intensive manual manufacture of jewellery. The majority are small family businesses consisting typically of a father and sons.

A substan- tial number of those specialize in outsourced processes for the larger companies Ciro Condito, Assocoral, personal communication. The three oldest companies Liverino, Antonio De Simone and Ascione deserve special mention because they are significantly larger than the rest. Tropical Corallium species are also of high value.

In , C. Recently, a large Corallium elatius colony 1. It is not clear, however, if colonies of this size occur in sufficient quantities to make fishing trips commercially worthwhile. Large jewellery pieces of C. The United States is the largest importer of precious corals, including unworked coral from China and Italy.

While the United States does not export coral or coral products, a large part is sold to tourists especially in Hawaii. In , the data show a massive export of Corallium sp. This situation may reflect the discharge of stockpiling rather than the discovery of a new bed.

However, as the more detailed discussion that follows will show, a stable yield should not be mistaken for a sustainable fishery because coast guard controls indicate that fishermen have been forced to harvest ever-smaller colonies in recent decades Linares et al. In addition to the general FAO landings data, which are pooled per country, there are a few detailed case studies. In Morocco, harvesting was done by foreign fleets and divers until the s.

Two boats with two divers each have been active since 10 boats in and are issued kg individual annual quotas for specific areas that are managed using yr rotation systems Zoubi Al Hoceima was the most prosperous zone, with 8. After closing the region for 12 yr the fleet diverted to other areas and towards the Atlantic , the region was opened, only to be depleted within a year, and the fishery shifted to Tofino, where kg were harvested in and kg in Exploration for new stocks began in and identified Sidi Hsein as a stock with potential for continuing the fishery.

In Sardinia there are 20—30 licenses 16—17 boats harvesting ca. Thirteen of the total of 16 licensed divers in Spain are authorized to participate in the Costa Brava fishery as a comparison, there are 25 active licenses on the island of Sardinia. One of those licenses is restricted to so-called interior waters i.

Nine licenses are for all of the Costa Brava, and any license is in general valid for more than one region of Spain Fisheries Department, Government of Catalonia, personal communication. The Costa Brava fishery concentrates on the Cap de Creus area, a km 2 sparsely inhabited peninsula that is exposed to frequent northern gales. The length of the coastline measures about 42 km. In contrast to the easily definable coral beds in Hawaii, red coral habitat is very heteroge- neously scattered, forming small patches in microhabitats Tsounis et al.

Recruitment and habitat preference are not yet well understood, but competition with other benthic species and a short dispersal distance seem to be influential factors. A bionomic study in a nearby area Ros et al.

The annual yield for inshore waters on the Costa Brava ranges from 0. These numbers do not, however, take into account the severe problem of intensive poaching in the Mediterranean see p. An additional problem is that current management does not record the size of the harvested corals.

In the Pacific, a similar stabilization of yield following a dramatic decline can be observed Figure 3. After a peak of t in the mids, the yield of Paracorallium japonicum, Corallium regale, C. Pink and gold coral were not harvested in Hawaii after because the cost of selective har- vesting of deep beds was too high, and apart from a brief operation in — 1.

Black coral landings in Hawaii have increased considerably in recent years WPCouncil The graph shows peaks that mark the discovery-exploitation- depletion cycle of several stocks located in seamounts except the decline due to overproduction in , and after a more constant yield from harvesting coastal stocks. New beds were not discovered for this diving-based fishery. The Kauai Bed with an area of 0. Currently, only about five coral divers are active in this region, which is a surprisingly low number considering the amount of biomass removed and the impact on the population structure.

In the past, the hope of any precious coral fishery has depended on the discovery of new beds. Nearly two decades ago, southern oceans had been identified as the most promising areas for the future of precious coral exploitation, and in fact this is where most precious corals are harvested today. Within the U. Pacific Island possessions.

Commercial harvesting of precious corals has not been reported in the United States outside the Hawaiian Archipelago except for potions Lumsden et al. Bamboo coral harvest in Bone Bay, Sulawesi Indonesia , appears to have increased signifi- cantly in recent years S. Management and conservation This section attempts to give an overview of the management and conservation of precious coral fisheries in various countries.

Gold and pink corals are no longer fished in the U. EEZ for eco- nomic reasons see p. The differences in socioeconomy and in the ecology of the species help to highlight causes and effects and to better understand precious coral exploitation in general. Coral harvesting in territorial waters is controlled by a licensing system permitting a controlled number of divers to harvest coral. Harvest quota are used to further control the yield, and usually minimum size limits are used as well.

However, management based only on harvest quota is not effective in preventing overharvesting WPCouncil because immature corals cannot be pro- tected in this way. Management Precious coral fisheries in Asia Most fisheries in Asia have not yet been studied in detail, and there are no published data on some species.

Some countries, such as Thailand and the Philippines, have banned coral fishing. The majority of black coral landings in the past were reported to have been harvested in the Philippines Ross However, coral trade in the Philippines was banned in , and any stockpiles had to be sold 3 yr after the closing date. In July , China listed the four Corallium species C. Coral fisheries in Japan are authorized by prefectural governors and therefore differ from each other. Red, pink and white corals are harvested by traditional stone-weighted non-selective tangle nets in Kochi.

There is no official quota for these fisheries because the research needed to manage the stocks has only recently been initiated N. According to unpub- lished information by Sadao Kosuge Institute of Malacology, Tokyo , yields have been stable over the last decade. Of 24 areas, only three are open to fishing. One area is fished by submersible, while strong cur- rents in the other two allow only tangle nets to be used.

Each boat deploys one dredge for 4 h per day, and is active for about two weeks per year. Yield per boat and year is about 12 kg, and — vessels are active. Total catch in Japan is 3. Kosuge unpublished data. The Taiwanese precious coral fishery began in and in was limited to vessels. Currently, there are 53 vessels harvesting Corallium sp. The fishermen employ traditional non-selective gear consisting of the tangle nets typical for Asia deployed at a slow speed of 1.

Chen personal communication. Hawaiian black coral In Hawaii, commercial black coral beds are located in state and federal waters. The area outside the state of Hawaii falls under federal jurisdiction and is referred to as the U. The Federal Fishery Management Plan by the WPCouncil classifies precious coral beds as established beds, conditional beds, refugia beds and exploratory permit areas Grigg Selective harvesting gear is mandatory, although until conditional and exploratory beds could be har- vested with non-selective gear Bruckner et al.

Conditional beds, for which yield has been estimated relative to their size assuming identical conditions to known beds, are Kea-hole Point, Kaena Point, Brooks Banks and Fathom Bank Grigg The need for sustainable management of precious coral fishery was first recognized when the precious coral jewellery industry in Hawaii began to grow steadily. In response, the University of Hawaii set up a research programme to study the ecology and fisheries management of precious corals in Grigg The state of Hawaii management programme is thus the first precious coral fishery management based on the ecological characteristics of the species.

The study revealed that the minimum size limit at which divers were harvesting black coral vol- untarily was above the age at first reproduction. The fishermen voluntarily refrained from harvest- ing black coral colonies smaller than 1. Smaller colonies were of little value to the curio industry, and it made economic sense to spend the dive time harvesting larger coral.

The age at maximum yield per recruit for A. However, corals continued to be harvested when they had reached 1. The reason for the discrepancy is shown by an analysis of optimum yield. Lower efficiency than that, however, may result in more profit if catch per unit effort and optimum yield are considered. Therefore, the most economic and yet sustainable strategy often is to fish at low intensity and catch the coral at an earlier age than at MSY Grigg On the other hand, this policy means that care must be taken to control fishing intensity by using moni- toring programmes.

This practice does not produce maximum yield but allows for maximum profit thus called optimum yield because yield per fishing effort is maximized achieving maximum yield may in some cases result in less profit if it requires disproportionally higher fishing effort. The Hawaiian black coral fishery may therefore be the only sustainable precious coral fishery in history Grigg The comparison of the population struc- ture between and showed that the oldest and largest colonies were no longer present, but that the structure of the population at the younger spectrum remained unchanged Figure 4.

Another reason that the fishery has become more efficient is the availability of detailed bathymetric maps and the adop- tion of GPS global positioning system navigation Bruckner et al. In , after 23 yr of harvesting, no colonies older than 27 yr remained Grigg , but enough mature colonies still remained in the population maturity is reached at 10— Three yr later, no colonies older than 24 yr were left Grigg , illustrating a biomass loss due to increased intensity of fishing.

A further negative impact on the black coral populations is the aforementioned invasion by the octocoral Carijoa riisei. The affected populations are beyond the depth range and were previously thought to be important contributors to larval recruitment of the overharvested populations but were found to be non-reproductive R. Grigg unpublished data. Responding to this situation, the state of Hawaii has returned to the minimum size limit of 1.

Gili , Parrish Also, the state of Hawaii is in the process of setting up an inventory-tracking system using bar codes to gather data on the harvest and trade of black coral T. Montgomery, DAR, personal communication. Adaptive management Walters is likely to improve this fishery because two factors favouring the recovery of the stocks are 1 the ecology of the species is fairly well understood and 2 the conclusions have been successfully applied for more than 20 yr and a steady state has been achieved.

The reasons that lead to biomass decrease are known, and the precious coral management system can be described as better organized than other precious coral fisheries. Furthermore, demand is not excessively high because the industry does not depend solely on production from the Hawaiian Islands, and there is a low number of fishermen 5 licenses , with no indications of poaching.

For these reasons, and due to relatively fast growth, Hawaiian black coral beds have the best potential for recovery and sustainable harvesting among precious coral fisheries. Mediterranean red coral The management of the Mediterranean red coral fishery was traditionally based on social, market and political considerations, but ecology was taken into account as early as , when Professor C.

Parona from the University of Cagliari was asked to help improve the efficiency of the fishery. In the s, the naturalists Cavolini, Milne-Edwards, Marsili, Lacaze-Duthiers, Issel and Canestrini, as well as the fishermen themselves, studied the distribution and reproduction of red coral to create a basis for management decisions although their recommendations did not have much influence; see Tescione The growth rate was only studied for the first time half a century later Dantan Fishery statistics before the s were documented by noblemen and various governmen- tal organizations and were summarized by Tescione In Italy, the fishery was for a long time essentially unregulated, giving absolute freedom to dredging and divers Arena et al.

Intrusions of foreign poachers into national waters off the island of Alboran in the s initiated efforts to ban dredging as well as to list C. With the advent of selective scuba harvesting, the voluntary minimum harvesting size of 7 mm was eventually established as a rule, and for a long time smaller corals continued to be of little value to the industry FAO Similar to the Hawaiian fishery, later studies found red coral to repro- duce at an earlier age, so that the protection of immature juveniles was ensured.

Determining MSY was not possible at that time. In contrast, the corals that are legally fished are about 14 yr old. Exceptions are Algeria, where 8 mm is applied CITES , and Sardinia, where a minimum size of 10 mm does not interfere with the intent of the divers to harvest only large colonies in very deep water.

Morocco has not set up any size limit and manages its stocks through quotas Abdelmajid , Zoubi The legal minimum of 7 mm in diam- eter corresponds to about yr-old colonies, depending on the growth rate, which varies according to habitat and geographic region see p. Thus, fishing does not allow the majority of the popu- lation to reach its full reproductive potential Figure 5. The slight but significant size difference is the result of about 14 years of pro- tection.

Data from Tsounis et al. This is significant in modular, highly branched organisms such as corals because only a small fraction of the older colonies contributes the majority of the recruits Miller Again, similar to the Hawaiian fishery, red coral harvesting below the age limit corresponding to MSY was continued, increasing the catch per unit effort. In both fisheries, the main factor that has led to overharvesting and decreasing biomass and yields is the problem of balancing fishing effort against age at first capture.

If the fishery is too efficient for the assumed effort or the effort misjudged e. In fact, this appears to be the cause for the documented overharvesting. Harvesting down a stock to the minimum size limit is not desirable because it is unsustainable and depletes the stocks. More sophisticated models are likely to allow better predictions of harvesting effects based on a certain fishing effort. Leslie-Lewis transition matrices, for example, are age-structured, non- linear models based on demographic data Caswell and can take density dependence into account as well.

The advantage lies in linking reproduction, growth, mortality and demographic structure into one model. These models have been used to simulate the trends of a red coral population over time Santangelo et al. The results of the transition matrix modelling show that the present, extremely young red coral populations may not be able to recover from the combination of overfishing and frequent mass mortalities Santangelo et al.

If natural catastrophes of any kind occur with an elevated fre- quency, the affected population can only survive if it has a strong recruitment. Gili colonies are driven to local extinction. Strategies to avoid this so-called Allee effect of populations decreasing below critical size Allee et al. Conservative management plans such as this one usually conflict with short-term socioeco- nomic interests, and decision makers therefore hesitate to implement them Bearzi However, in case of the red coral fishery, the additional dilemma lies in the fact that the fishery has left only a small fraction of the populations with colonies that surpass this limit.

The fishery in Sardinia, however, decided to ban coral harvest in waters shallower than 80 m. The management was strong enough to allow it to shut down the fishery completely in to study the stocks and revise man- agement Cannas et al. These measures represent a favourable development, and when the data are analysed and published, the Sardinia situation may well turn out to be a case study of sustainable management of C.

In general, however, all known C. No discoveries of new coral beds have followed the overexploitation of known stocks. The fishery progressed towards deeper depths and smaller colonies and, as the data showed, is approach- ing limits in both aspects. The fishery has not extended its reach into depths beyond m because dredges are prohibited, and submersibles are not economic. ROVs are occasionally used for scout- ing, but remotely controlled extraction does not appear to be feasible.

Ironically, there is hope within the industry of exploiting deeper strata, but they were depleted in the s, and scuba-diving has been able to access coral in crevices and cave entrances only because this species is cryptic in shal- low water. It appears that a vast part of the deep populations is presently not of high commercial viability because red coral grows at low densities at these depths and at more exposed positions, so that crevices in deep habitats contain fewer large corals than shallow water crevices.

The most important aspect is that these populations have not yet recovered from centuries of heavy dredging, and part of their habitat may be irreversibly occupied by fast-growing Lophelia pertusa deep corals Rossi et al. Exploiting the deeper populations of Mediterranean red coral can be problematic because they may more vulnerable to harvesting than shallow-water colonies.

Consequently, the future of Mediterranean red coral fishery is likely to see a further reduction of yield in one way or another. The only way to meet demand is to import Pacific species, whose stocks are not yet stud- ied, and the sustainability of their fisheries therefore remains questionable.

The question of how to achieve sustainability of the Mediterranean fishery is an enormous socioeconomical challenge. Optimum yield for an overharvested stock is focused on rebuilding its full capacity Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, U. Department of Commerce , but this requires a reduction of yield.

Conservation Habitat conservation considerations The importance of non-reef-building deep-water coral species for ocean biodiversity creates a con- flict between habitat conservation and traditional precious coral fishery management. Whereas fishery management allows an intensive exploitation of a population, accepting a significant modification of its age structure, habitat conservation intends to maintain a population structure that guarantees a mini- mum functionality.

This ecosystem-based fishery management EBFM represents a holis- tic approach that considers the connectedness of different species and links between species and envi- ronment, rather than managing species as if they were in isolation Bruckner et al. In the case of deep corals, studies highlight with increasing tendency the importance of deep- water corals as ecosystem engineer species for improving biodiversity and productivity and stability of their ecosystem see p.

Future pre- cious coral management is therefore challenged with determining, and maintaining, the level of modification of population structure by fishing pressure that still allows an acceptable ecosystem engineering effect. The implementation of marine protected areas may be an important measure to ensure the bio- diversity of nearby commercial areas if refugia are large enough and interconnected.

In contrast, traditional rotation systems in use since the Middle Ages that harvest one stock and then work on others while the exhausted one is left to recover are problematic. The severe depletion of one stock is not in line with habitat management because it does not account for the ecological services of the corals. If the spatial scale chosen is too broad, overharvesting of one area may interrupt the gene flow between coral populations, as well as of invertebrate and fish populations seeking shel- ter in their branches.

Therefore, management should instead monitor the fishery ensuring that no age class is eliminated completely. As a starting point, given the lack of models, the maximum size of colonies in a population could be determined by ROV transects and a percentage of them prohibited from being harvested to maintain habitat structure.

In a way, this approach would add maximum size limits protecting habitat structure and thus biodiversity to the already common minimum size limits and protect the reproductive potential. International conventions versus local management As illustrated, local precious coral fishery management has in many cases proven inadequate, so there is no doubt that management strategies need to be revised.

However, the fact that precious corals are sessile, non-migrating species may offer a possibility of avoiding this problem by granting indigenous exploitation rights or forms of comanagement and stewardship. Overfishing is, however, in part due to poaching and the loca- tion of several precious coral stocks in international waters. Therefore, the question arises regarding whether international conventions might help to improve precious coral management as it does with other fisheries.

The approach taken by the last organisation has been suggested as a means of managing C. The European Union placed C. Gili Habitat Protection Council of Europe Consequently, the currently observed overexploitation is in large part due to lack of enforcement. The management and conservation of precious coral populations in international waters has not been addressed by international treaties, although fishermen operating out of ports in the United States do need a permit for high-seas fishing.

In other countries, seamounts in international waters can currently be harvested without licenses. It is likely that these unstudied habitats contain the last natural populations, treasuring a significant biodiversity so that they should be protected by declaring them, for example, as UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation World Heritage Sites in Danger. Some organizations, such as the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization NAFO are designing international protection treaties for the UN, vulner- able marine ecosystems VMEs , which might serve as role models for other precious coral habitats.

The declaration of the north-western Hawaiian Islands as a marine national monument served a similar purpose. However, in all cases of declaring precious coral communities in international areas as protected, there is the problem of enforcement. Trade control may thus be an important further measure see next section.

International trade control can be an efficient tool in discourag- ing poaching and illegal trade as well as fostering research into better management, but strong local management and enforcement will certainly remain the basis of precious coral management. CITES is an agreement between governments that was created in to ensure that international trade of wild animals does not threaten their survival.

Both organ- isations distinguish various levels of threat, but the most relevant category of protection for precious corals is presently Appendix II which contains the bulk of CITES listed species. It includes species not necessarily threatened with extinction but in which trade must be regulated to protect declining populations and ensure sustainable exploitation.

More drastic measures include the entire preven- tion of precious coral import into the United States via the Lacey Act, closing down the largest segment of the precious coral market. Several orders and families containing precious coral species have been included in Appendix II, such as Antipatharia black corals , Coenothecalia blue corals , Tubiporidae organ-pipe cor- als and Stylasteridae lace coral. Some of them, like blue corals, are not traded at all, and little is known about their biology.

Since , proposals to include Corallium species were rejected because of lack of data that could confirm whether these species were threatened. The existence of refuge populations in deep water were assumed, and as species with a broad depth range and scattered distribution, they are less likely to suffer from extinction. On the other hand, their high value, the slow recovery of overexploited stocks and the short larval dispersal do increase the risk of genetic isolation and extinction, as recent data indicate.

In general, it is thought that commercial species go economi- cally extinct before the species is threatened by ecological extinction. But, multispecies exploitation sustains the industry, while part-time poaching may lead to local extinction of some isolated popu- lations. Furthermore, factors such as manufacture of reconstituted coral from small branches and mass mortality epidemics make the risk of extinction difficult to predict.

What is beyond doubt, however, is the unsustainable nature of most precious coral fisheries outside Hawaii. First, identification was seen as a hindrance to enforcing the implied trade control because Corallium species are not easily identified. In fact, once worked and polished, it becomes unfeasible for an enforcement officer to distinguish Corallium species even fake coral can be hard to identify, and DNA identification is not economical.

Also, identification of Corallium species is easier than Antipathes species, which is already listed E. Cooper, WWF Canada, personal com- munication. An effective solution would be to list the family Corallidae instead of the genus. However, it is not clear whether it is necessary to identify Corallium shipments to species level. On the one hand, if the whole family is listed, identification to that level is feasible E. Cooper personal communication. On the other hand, conservation efforts are local and on the species level, so that an accurate identification may help identify the origin of harvested coral.

Other concerns are that international trade control might be seen as a substitute for local man- agement. Grigg unpublished manuscript. Processing time per permit takes 1 month. Problems occur when jewellery under warranty is sent back to the manufacturer for repair and is held in customs due to missing permits T.

In response to these administrative burdens, some companies no longer sell outside the United States. Overall, less black coral is sold, and in this sense, black coral resources are conserved because less raw material is purchased R. Regarding the significance of a Corallidae listing for the Italian coral jewellery industry, this type of burden would be especially severe on small family businesses that are typical in Torre del Greco C.

Condito, Assocoral, personal communication. De Simone personal communication. Perhaps the most difficult subject of discussion is the question of how to deal with stockpiles of coral that were harvested before the convention.

These are, by definition, exempt from the treaty, but existing standard procedures such as delayed implementation may not deal effectively with the potentially large quantities. However, all these considerations are also of a general nature and not coral specific.

Further discussion during the initial evaluation of the proposal including a preparatory FAO consultation arose over uncertainties whether the criterion of biomass decline was met for all species. Landings do exist for sev- eral species but were criticised as not reflecting biomass trends, as when fishing intensity decreases independently e. However, the change of prices does easily identify if the reason for the declining yields Figures 2 and 5 is dependent on the availability of corals.

Two cases are known when an overabundance of corals drove prices down and forced the industry to stop fishing other than during the world wars : 1 the crisis that was caused by the discovery of large beds of fossilised Sciacca coral see p. In other known cases of reduced fishing activity, prices increased and have continued to do so in recent years.

Recent catch declines do therefore reflect biomass declines, if changes in harvesting methods and fishing effort are accounted for. Gili comparison or comparison with unfished populations. In any case, population decline in colonial animals must be identified by analyzing polyp numbers, not colony numbers, because the polyps are the reproductive modules Bruckner Population structure data serve well for that purpose, in contrast to abundance data, which are associated with high standard deviations due to patchy distribution see p.

In any case, with the exception of black coral in Hawaii, there is no baseline because no other species has been studied before intensive harvesting began. However, the listings of black coral in Appendix II have not resulted in further local management programmes. CITES is not meant to be a substitute or a replacement for local or regional management but rather a means of ensuring that harvest and trade are legal. It is difficult to assess and foresee management options in all countries.

In Spain, for example, a CITES listing may lead to more severe penalties, including jail terms rather than fines, and might therefore strengthen local management. These complexities are reflected in the initial adoption of the proposal in CITES Committee One and its subsequent overturning during deliberations in Plenary on the final day of the listing due to concerns regarding its implementation Morell Between the CITES Conference of Parties 14 in and the time of publication of this review, two ad hoc workshops were held to clarify these issues and discuss whether and how the listing can be implemented.

The United States and European Union submitted an updated proposal to be evaluated at the Conference of Parties 15 in The slow growth rates imply that the risks of the operation are high and the investment return low. However, due to the long recovery time of devastated precious coral populations, it is feasible to design programmes that combine ex situ or in situ rearing with transplantation techniques.

This procedure could enable ecosystem managers to actively restore habitats that have suffered local extinction and create a network of stepping stones that can ensure sufficient gene flow and recruitment. The recovery of complex coral ecosystems, which takes decades or more Dayton , might be accelerated in this way. Active restoration is seen as the future of conservation and has evolved notably during the last decade Young , Rinkevich In situ pools, installed in sheltered coastal zones Epstein et al.

This concept represents the most efficient and advanced approach to ecosystem restoration. The settlement and early-life-phase biology of Corallium rubrum have been studied in situ using marble tiles Bramanti et al. Future research may further refine transplantation protocols, including the evalu- ation of measures that increase growth rate Rinkevich Nevertheless, considerable deep coral and temperate coral restoration research will be necessary to prepare conservation scientists and managers to actively support the natural recovery of these habitats.

This research needs to include precious coral communities devastated by harvesting as well as other deep coral communities that were destroyed as a result of dredging or natural events. Of course, prevention is to be preferred for many reasons including financial considerations over active restoration. Future research may test appropriate methods and estimate the rate of increase of recovery.

In some cases, recovery would not occur without active restoration habitats geographically isolated from the gene pool , but it would still be a slow process and assumes the concept would prove feasible in deep corals. These are the slowest-growing organisms of any fishery known, past or present. In some cases, such as the Corallium sp.

Corallium rubrum populations in the Mediterranean Sea resisted exploitation due to their uniquely high reproductive capacity, but their population structure in shallow water has changed from providing a forest-like habitat to one resembling a grass plain. The Mediterranean red coral was dredged for centuries until the populations declined, then divers harvested corals inaccessible to dredges until depths reachable with traditional air scuba became largely depleted.

Since the industrial exploitation of C. Recent research indicates that, despite the hopes of the industry, populations below scuba limits have not yet recovered from dredging significantly enough to expose them to the pressure of a deep coral fishery. Poaching appears to be a severe problem for the shallow-water populations, and some areas need urgently improved protection.

The single example in Hawaii of a fishery where local management plans have been based on a prior study of growth rate, population structure and other ecological parameters shows that sustain- able management is possible, at least for faster-growing species. The analysis of all available data showed that any exploited precious coral populations that have been studied have been harvested down to the target age or size.

Nevertheless, the U. The size of landed coral may already be decreasing in tropical corals because jewellers have started buying back large coral pieces that can be cut to high- fashion jewellery. Furthermore, there are first signs that even economically less-valuable species such as bamboo coral have become exposed to heavy harvesting pressure.

Thus, although there remain controversies about the age of some species, about the existence of undiscovered stocks and a lack of biological data for many species, there is little doubt that most all known precious coral stocks have been overexploited. There remains little doubt that deep and precious coral habitats are in urgent need of better protection, even though management and con- servation are made more difficult by the lack of scientific data on the population structure and basic biology of many species.

Precious corals stand out from many other known fished species due to their significance as structure-forming organisms. However, the discussion about sustainable fisheries and species pres- ervation is only starting to acknowledge the need to ensure complex and diverse precious coral habitats.

Recent management plans have emerged that have the goal of considering habitat in a holistic approach, but until now, the specific measures of how to achieve this goal in precious coral stocks have yet to be pioneered. At present, there are only few refugia, and not all of them had been put in place before harvesting began, so effectively few virgin populations are known.

In the case of shallow populations, there are probably none left. The need for a paradigm shift in precious coral resource management is therefore apparent. Implementing sustainable management based on best-available knowledge and maintaining high habitat complexity will not only provide a high biodiversity and productivity of deep coral habitats but will also ensure the survival of the coral jewellery industry.

These unique traditional industries have survived political and market force-induced hardships, but they depend on the fishery and eco- system managers to advance the state of the art of precious coral management and ensure a future for this craft. Recommendations In the light of the data presented in this review, we make the following recommendations for the future protection, management and conservation of precious corals: 1. Legally binding transnational management, as typical in many other fisheries.

This rec- ommendation is more likely to unite expertise and resources in an effort to adapt local management plans and enforce them. At present, however, CITES is the only international organisation with legal authority that has been proposed. Because it controls trade, rather than management, further support is necessary. Identification of potential unfished virgin populations. Overharvested sites, which most likely means all shallow-water populations in air-diving range about 0—70 m depth , should be exempt from fishing.

All other sites that show a moderate impact, or new sites, may be continued to be harvested under new guidelines and a reduced num- ber of licenses. Improved monitoring, as is common in other fisheries. Usually, the only published land- ings data list the weight and location of coral harvested. Some other data are available from authorities, but to our knowledge there is usually no information on harvested colony size.

Authorities need to collect data on the size of the landed coral, possibly through observers on fishing boats or at harbours. Data on the minimum and, more important, the maximum size of the harvested coral will give an additional indication of when the stocks are over- harvested. Should fishermen consistently fail to harvest large corals, it is a reliable indica- tion that a stock is depleted.

In any case, regular fishery-independent monitoring of the stocks is advisable. In the absence of landings data, price increase e. In populations for which recruitment is thought to be limited, this variable should also be monitored. Early warning programmes for invasive species could be designed by educating coral divers and providing contacts to whom observations could be reported. In cases where doubts about severe overharvesting exist, moratoria might be put in place until the data mentioned are obtained and analysed.

This proposed procedure should not be confused with rotation harvesting, which appears to have more disadvantages than advantages. Improved local enforcement against poaching where necessary. In Hawaii, Japan and the Mediterranean, it is reported that licensed fishermen long ago developed voluntary guide- lines for harvesting to sustain their livelihood.

The failure to stop poaching is hurting these wise practitioners. In countries where only fines are given, penalties for poaching need to be increased. Penalties for unlicensed fishing are lighter than those for poaching wildlife on land in some countries.

Protection of red coral through CITES would lead to stricter penalty measures, at least in Spain, and would therefore strengthen local management. Revision of yield quotas and revision of minimum size limits. In the Mediterranean, the minimum allowable base diameter limit should be at least 10 mm following the example of Sardinia , and the colonies must be branched to a certain degree to preserve a minimum number of polyps that provide larvae. If fishing effort cannot be controlled, then the minimum size should be much higher.

Morphology is sub- ject to geographic variation, so the minimum branching allowed for harvesting must be determined locally. In Hawaii, experience shows that the grandfathering scheme is detri- mental, so adherence to the traditional 1. Ban the trade of precious corals for display purposes in the curio and aquarium trade as well as jewellery made of composite coral powder because both practices provide incentive for the harvest of immature colonies.

In traditional fisheries using tangle nets, government incentives should be given to develop a selective fishery e. The ROV footage will furthermore provide fishery- dependent data for better management. Research on how cold-water, deep and precious corals act as ecosystem engineers and increase biodiversity and productivity of their habitat. Furthermore, the causes of mass mortality, including the recovery of populations from mortality and the growth of partially harvested colonies should be studied.

Research on the population structure and distribution of little-known species or deep populations in the case of C. Gili between shallow and deep populations. In many species, there are no data on growth rate and population structure.

Species for which growth rate estimates span a wide range would benefit from further research i. Ecological research should be accompanied by a socioeconomic component that looks at how to implement the newfound knowledge. In the Mediterranean, for example, imple- mentation issues rather than lack of knowledge need to be addressed. Creating a network of microreserves.

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