Mr Bruce Mann

MSc (Rhodes University, 1992)
Senior scientist
LINEFISH RESOURCES AND MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Research Interests

  • Fish biology
  • Fisheries management and monitoring
  • Marine protected areas

Projects

  • St Lucia Marine Reserve surf-zone fish tagging and monitoring project
  • Pondoland Marine Protected Area reef fish monitoring project
  • South African Marine Linefish Species Profiles
  • National Marine Linefish System: KwaZulu-Natal recreational data
  • KwaZulu-Natal Boat Launch Site Monitoring Project
  • ORI Tagging Project
  • Biology and fishery for king mackerel (student project)

Current students

Mr Brendon Lee (MSc, UKZN)

Collaboration

Many people from various universities, museums and research institutes nationally and internationally, conservation organizations, government agencies, angling associations, etc.

Recent publications

  • Mann BQ, Pradervand P, Maggs JQ, Wintner S. 2012. A characterization of the paddle-ski fishery in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 34(1): 119-130.
  • Maggs JQ, Mann BQ, van der Elst RP. 2012. Long-term trends in the recreational shore-fishery for elf (Pomatomus saltatrix) along the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 34(3): 401-410.
  • Solano-Fernández S, Attwood CG, Chalmers R, Clark BM, Cowley PD, Fairweather T, Fennessy ST, Götz A, Harrison TD, Kerwath SE, Lamberth SJ, Mann BQ, Smale MJ, Swart L. 2012. Assessment of the effectiveness of South Africa’s marine protected areas at representing ichthyofaunal communities. Environmental Conservation 39(3): 259-270.
  • Venter JA, Mann BQ. 2012. Preliminary assessment of the surf-zone and estuarine line-fish species of the Dwesa-Cwebe Marine Protected Area, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Koedoe 54(1): 1-10.
  • Dunlop SW, Mann BQ. 2012. An assessment of participation, catch and effort in the KwaZulu-Natal shore-based marine linefishery, with comments on management effectiveness. African Journal of Marine Science 34(4): 479-496.
  • Parker D, Booth AJ, Mann BQ. 2013. A spatio-temporal assessment of the Trachinotus botla shore fishery in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 35(1): 35-46.
  • Dunlop SW, Mann BQ. 2013. An assessment of the offshore boat-based linefishery in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 35(1): 79-97.
  • Maggs JQ, Mann BQ, Cowley PD. 2013. Contribution of a large no-take zone to the management of vulnerable reef fishes in the South-West Indian Ocean. Fisheries Research 144: 38-47.
  • Maggs JQ, Mann BQ, Cowley PD. 2013. Reef fish display station-keeping and ranging behaviour in the Pondoland Marine Protected Area on the east coast of South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 35(2): 183-193.

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