Spatial and Temporal Abundance of the Reef Gastropod Tectus niloticus (Gastropoda: Tegulidae) in Marine Protected Areas in Palawan, Philippines: Prospects for Conservation

R. G. Dolorosa; A. Grant; J. A. Gill

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 193-202

  The unsustainable harvesting of the reef gastropod Tectus niloticus or ‘trochus’ for the production of ‘mother of pearl’ buttons have led to the collapse of its population and closure of its fishery in some countries.   With the costly conservation measure involving ...  Read More