HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT THE NASSAU GROUPER
Critically endangered species are those facing a HIGH risk of becoming EXTINCT!
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Grouper and Wrasses Specialist Group has classified 13% of the grouper species assessed to date as threatened (i.e. critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable) and 14% as near threatened.nAmongst this list is the Nassau grouper, which has seen drastic reductions in abundance throughout its native range which includes, The Bahamas, Caribbean and part of the Gulf of Mexico.
The CLOSED season (Dec 1 – Feb 28) is one of the management measures that can help to rebuild Nassau grouper populations. It has been designed to protect them during the months when they migrate to and from home reefs to spawning aggregations to breed or reproduce. Check out our latest poster below, created with our conservation partner Friends of the Environment, to learn about the conservation status of Nassau grouper and how you can help to save this CRITICALLY ENDANGERED species.