Distance from a Fishing Community Explains Fish Abundance in a No-Take Zone with Weak Compliance

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For the week of 11 May 2015

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PLoS ONE has published, Distance from a Fishing Community Explains Fish Abundance in a No-Take Zone with Weak Compliance. The authors examined a 15-year old no-take MPA in the Egyptian Red Sea which showed signs of ongoing fishing activity. It was found that increasing distance from the nearby village decreased the abundance of discarded fishing gear, and increased the abundance of exploited fish. Initial studies showed the young no-take zone was effective, however, indicating the need for ongoing monitoring and enforcement of protected areas over time.

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Table of Contents

Climate Change and Human Impacts

OA: Pivotto, I. D. et al. Highly contrasted responses of Mediterranean octocorals to climate change along a depth gradient. Royal Society Open Science 2, (2015).

Corals

OA: Pivotto, I. D. et al. Highly contrasted responses of Mediterranean octocorals to climate change along a depth gradient. Royal Society Open Science 2, (2015).

Fitzpatrick, B. M., Harvey, E. S., Langlois, T. J., Babcock, R. & Twiggs, E. Effects of fishing on fish assemblages at the reefscape scale. Marine Ecology Progress Series524, 241 - 253 (2015).

Fisheries

Guenther, C., Lopez-Carr, D. & Lenihan, H. S. Differences in lobster fishing effort before and after MPA establishment. Applied Geography 59, 78 - 87 (2015).

Casas, S. M., La Peyre, J. & La Peyre, M. K. Restoration of oyster reefs in an estuarine lake: population dynamics and shell accretion. Marine Ecology Progress Series 524,171 - 184 (2015).

Fitzpatrick, B. M., Harvey, E. S., Langlois, T. J., Babcock, R. & Twiggs, E. Effects of fishing on fish assemblages at the reefscape scale. Marine Ecology Progress Series524, 241 - 253 (2015).

Fisheries management

McAllister, J. D., Barnett, A., Lyle, J. M. & Semmens, J. M. Examining the functional role of current area closures used for the conservation of an overexploited and highly mobile fishery species. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2015).

Aalto, E. et al. Quantifying 60 years of declining European eel (Anguilla anguilla L., 1758) fishery yields in Mediterranean coastal lagoons. ICES Journal of Marine Science(2015).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

OA: Cormier-Salem, M.-C. Participatory governance of Marine Protected Areas: a political challenge, an ethical imperative, different trajectories. S.A.P.I.EN.S 7, (2014).

OA: Levine, A. Sarah, Richmond, L. & Lopez-Carr, D. Marine resource management: Culture, livelihoods, and governance. Applied Geography 59, 56 - 59 (2015).

Management

OA: Levine, A. Sarah, Richmond, L. & Lopez-Carr, D. Marine resource management: Culture, livelihoods, and governance. Applied Geography 59, 56 - 59 (2015).

Management effectiveness

OA: Advani, S., Rix, L. N., Aherne, D. M., Alwany, M. A. & Bailey, D. M. Distance from a Fishing Community Explains Fish Abundance in a No-Take Zone with Weak Compliance. PLOS ONE 10, e0126098 (2015).

Trenkel, V. M., Rochet, M.-J. & Rice, J. C. A framework for evaluating management plans comprehensively. Fish and Fisheries 16, 310 - 328 (2015).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Guenther, C., Lopez-Carr, D. & Lenihan, H. S. Differences in lobster fishing effort before and after MPA establishment. Applied Geography 59, 78 - 87 (2015).

OA: Cormier-Salem, M.-C. Participatory governance of Marine Protected Areas: a political challenge, an ethical imperative, different trajectories. S.A.P.I.EN.S 7, (2014).

OA: Advani, S., Rix, L. N., Aherne, D. M., Alwany, M. A. & Bailey, D. M. Distance from a Fishing Community Explains Fish Abundance in a No-Take Zone with Weak Compliance. PLOS ONE 10, e0126098 (2015).

Richmond, L. & Kotowicz, D. Equity and access in marine protected areas: The history and future of ‘traditional indigenous fishing’ in the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. Applied Geography 59, 117 - 124 (2015).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Rolet, C., Spilmont, N., Dewarumez, J.-M. & Luczak, C. Linking macrobenthic communities structure and zonation patterns on sandy shores: Mapping tool toward management and conservation perspectives in Northern France. Continental Shelf Research 99, 12 - 25 (2015).

Ocean acidification

OA: Sasse, T. P., McNeil, B. I., Matear, R. J. & Lenton, A. Quantifying the influence of CO2 seasonality on future ocean acidification. Biogeosciences Discussions 12, 5907 - 5940 (2015).

Small-scale fisheries

Richmond, L. & Kotowicz, D. Equity and access in marine protected areas: The history and future of ‘traditional indigenous fishing’ in the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. Applied Geography 59, 117 - 124 (2015).