Missing the safety net: evidence for inconsistent and insufficient management of at-risk marine fishes in Canada

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For the week of 21 September 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences has published, Missing the safety net: evidence for inconsistent and insufficient management of at-risk marine fishes in Canada. The authors examined the effectiveness of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and the Fisheries Act which is meant to protect species not listed under SARA. The authors found "marine fish conservation is hindered by SARA’s slow pace, incomplete recovery measures, and inadequate implementation of the Fisheries Act." You may download the full-text using the link above.

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Table of Contents

Built Environment

OA: Poletto, J. B. et al. Fish-protection devices at unscreened water diversions can reduce entrainment: evidence from behavioural laboratory investigations. Conservation Physiology 3, (2015).

Ewing, L. C. Resilience from coastal protection. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 373, (2015).

Bycatch

OA: K. Curtis, A., Moore, J. E. & Benson, S. R. Estimating Limit Reference Points for Western Pacific Leatherback Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in the U.S. West Coast EEZ. PLOS ONE 10, e0136452 (2015).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

OA: Deudero, S., Vázquez-Luis, M. & Álvarez, E. Human Stressors Are Driving Coastal Benthic Long-Lived Sessile Fan Mussel Pinna nobilis Population Structure More than Environmental Stressors. PLOS ONE 10, e0134530 (2015).

Community perceptions and attitudes

OA: Thomas, M., Pidgeon, N., Whitmarsh, L. & Ballinger, R. Mental models of sea-level change: A mixed methods analysis on the Severn Estuary, UK. Global Environmental Change 33, 71 - 82 (2015).

Food for Thought

OA: Living Blue Planet Report. Species, habitats and human well-being. WWF (2015).

OA: Sherman, K. Sustaining the world's large marine ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2015).

Invasive species management

OA: Moutardier, G. et al. Lime Juice and Vinegar Injections as a Cheap and Natural Alternative to Control COTS Outbreaks. PLOS ONE 10, e0137605 (2015).

Management

OA: McDevitt-Irwin, J. Marie, Fuller, S. Drake, Grant, C. & Baum, J. Kathleen. Missing the safety net: evidence for inconsistent and insufficient management of at-risk marine fishes in Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1 - 13 (2015).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

OA: Caselle, J. E., Rassweiler, A., Hamilton, S. L. & Warner, R. R. Recovery trajectories of kelp forest animals are rapid yet spatially variable across a network of temperate marine protected areas. Scientific Reports 5, 14102 (2015).

OA: Bodtker, K. et al. Connecting Marine Ecotourism Values in Northern Vancouver Island with Marine Protected Areas. Living Oceans Society (2015).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

OA: Potts, T. et al. Supporting Marine Spatial Planning with Local Socio-Economic Data. CREW: Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (2015).

Monitoring

OA: Schultz, S. T., Kruschel, C., Bakran-Petricioli, T. & Petricioli, D. Error, Power, and Blind Sentinels: The Statistics of Seagrass Monitoring. PLOS ONE 10, e0138378 (2015).

Natural Sciences

OA: Murray, S. N. et al. Evaluating ecological states of rocky intertidal communities: A Best Professional Judgment exercise. Ecological Indicators 60, 802 - 814 (2016).

Ocean acidification

OA: Watson, S.-A. Giant Clams and Rising CO2: Light May Ameliorate Effects of Ocean Acidification on a Solar-Powered Animal. PLOS ONE 10, e0128405 (2015).

Recreational fisheries

OA: Carter, D. W., Crosson, S. & Liese, C. Nowcasting Intraseasonal Recreational Fishing Harvest with Internet Search Volume. PLOS ONE 10, e0137752 (2015).

Sea-level rise

OA: Thomas, M., Pidgeon, N., Whitmarsh, L. & Ballinger, R. Mental models of sea-level change: A mixed methods analysis on the Severn Estuary, UK. Global Environmental Change 33, 71 - 82 (2015).

Tourism

OA: Bodtker, K. et al. Connecting Marine Ecotourism Values in Northern Vancouver Island with Marine Protected Areas. Living Oceans Society (2015).