Yellowtail Snapper Being Caught (IMAGE) Smithsonian Caption A fisher from the Utila Cays small-scale fishery in Honduras hooks a yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus). This is an important species in both the small-scale and industrial fisheries of Honduras and throughout the fish's distribution, from the southern United States, the wider Caribbean and Brazil. Canty led a team of scientists who worked with local fishers in Honduras to collect yellowtail snapper from their daily catches, either going on fishing excursions with them, or taking samples if the fisher was able to supply the GPS coordinates of the fishing ground where they had caught their fish. The newly published study analyzed three different forensic tools to test their ability to determine where a fish had been caught within small spatial distances, 5 - 60 kilometers. Credit International League of Conservation Photographers/Claudio Contreras-Koob Usage Restrictions News-media use of these photos in relation to this study is permitted with attribution. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.