Marine conservation effort in U.S. Virgin Islands aids key fish species, research finds

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Red hind, a species of grouper in the Caribbean, historically experienced intense fishing pressure. The fishing restrictions at the location they studied helped lead to a more than 35% increase in average fish size. By a measure known as spawning potential ratio, the red hind are now at a benchmark considered sustainable.
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