Vulnerable groupers

Vamiz5&6 sep11_29 Plect punctatus smlAs a member of the IUCN Species Specialist Group on Groupers and Wrasses Dr. Samoilys has done several desk based assessments for Red Listing and participated in the SSG workshops.

She has contributed data and information from the WIO to global assessments of widely distributed Indo-Pacific species of groupers as well as Indian Ocean endemics, including information on the rare Somali grouper. This contributed to a global assessment of groupers by the SSG members  and was featured in a keynote address on: “Grouper fisheries and their management in the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea” delivered by Dr. Samoilys at the Regional Symposium on the Biology, Assessment and Management of Groupers, in Abu Dhabi in 2008.