Table 1. Species targeted by fishermen using differing gear types and operating within distinct subsystems of the coastal seascape. Functional groups of target organisms are based on trophic level. Dietary preferences and trophic level are based on Froese et al. (2004). 1 = reef associated 2 = seagrass associated.

User group
Deep Sea
Seine net
Gillnet
Handline
Speargun
Shrimpers
Species targeted
Carangidae (P)
Scombridae (P)
Selar sp. (P)
Squid (P)
Lethrinus sp. (BP)
Scaridae (H)
Siganus sp. (H)1
Caesio sp. (Pl)
Hyporamphus sp. (O)
Carangidae (P)
Caranx sp. (P)
Scombridae (P)
Selar sp. (P)
Sphyraena sp. (P)
Squid (P)
Strongylura sp. (P)
Lutjanus argentimaculatus (BP)
Lethrinus sp. (BP)
Pomadasys sp. (BP)
Mugilidae (H, P)
Siganus sp. (H)1, 2
Sphyraena sp. (P)
Strongylura sp. (P)
Gerres sp. (BP)
Lethrinus harak
(BP )
Siganus sp. (H)1, 2
Mugilidae (H, P)
Chanos chanos(O)

Carcharinus melanopterus (P)
Makaira indica (P)
Scombridae (P)
Sphyraena sp. (P)
Rhyncobatus
djiddensis (BP)
Caranx sp. (P)
Scombridae (P)
Squid (P)
Scaridae (H)
Siganus sp. (H)1
Lobster (O)
Conch shells (D)
Juvenile
Penaeidae (D)
             
Functional groups
Pelagic/demersal predators (P)
Benthic predators (BP)
Herbivores (H)
Planctivores (Pl)
Omnivores (O)
Pelagic/demersal predators (P)
Benthic pred (BP)
Herbivores (H)
Planctivores (Pl)

Pelagic/demersal predators (P)
Benthic pred (BP)
Herbivores (H)
Planctivores (Pl)
Omnivores (O)
Apex predators (P)
Benthic pred (BP)
Pelagic/demersal predators (P)
Herbivores (H)
Omnivores (O)
Detritivores (D)
             
Seascape subsystem
Outer reef slope
Reef and lagoon
Lagoon
Outer reef slope, reef, and lagoon
Reef and lagoon
Intertidal seagrass beds and mangrove channels