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Bio

Throughout my life I have always been driven towards bodies of water by a curiosity for what lies beneath the surface. This manifested itself into a passion for fishing and the outdoors which ultimately pushed me towards a career in Ichthyology. My current research focus revolves around developing a framework, through the combination of the biological and social sciences, to adequately evaluate and manage the understudied and inimitable recreational fisheries of the developing world and Africa in particular.

Research interests

Recreational fisheries, fisheries ecology, reproductive histology and protandry

Current research

Understanding a West African recreational fishery as a complex socio-ecological system – a case study of the fishery for giant African threadfin, Polydactylus quadrifilis (Cuvier, 1829), in the Kwanza River, Angola.

Edward C. Butler

Doctoral Student

Rhodes University

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