Pacific Ocean, central west (FAO 71)
There is a lack of data on the fishery on parrotfish in this area. Although the family of parrotfishes are regarded as intermediately vulnerable to fishing pressure, the lack of data makes it unclear. The increased fishing pressure in the Philippines of the last 10-20 years has led to local extinctions of parrotfish.
The fishing with gillnetsGillnets:
A fishing technique whereby passing fish get caught in the meshes with their gills. The net stands vertically on the bottom or hangs on buoys in the water column. The by-catch of species such as porpoises and dolphins is a problem related to gillnets. is not selective and there is bycatch of many species, including sea turtles, sharks and dolphins. Parrotfish live on coral reefs, where they play a crucial role in the ecosystem. Also, the gillnets get tangled up with the branches of the coral and cause damage in this way.
There is little information on the management of this area.