The long and winding road continues: Towards a new agreement on high seas governance

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For the week of 21 March 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

IDDRI has published a new report, The long and winding road continues: Towards a new agreement on high seas governance. The report examines the background and current governance agreements of the high seas, as well as gaps in the current framework, positions of member states, and future challenges. The policy brief, Sea change: Negotiating a new agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, summarizes this report in four pages. You may download the full-text using the links above.

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Table of Contents

Aquaculture and Seafood

Bannister, R. J., Johnsen, I. A., Hansen, P. K., Kutti, T. & Asplin, L. Near- and far-field dispersal modelling of organic waste from Atlantic salmon aquaculture in fjord systems. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw027 (2016).

Case Studies

OA: Howell, D., Hansen, C., Bogstad, B. & Skern-Mauritzen, M. Balanced harvesting in a variable and uncertain world: a case study from the Barents Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw034 (2016).

Rivera, A., Gelcich, S., García-Florez, L. & Acuña, J. Luis. Incorporating landscape metrics into invertebrate fisheries management: case study of the gooseneck barnacle in Asturias (N. Spain). ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw029 (2016).

Citizen science and crowdsourcing

OA: Daume, S. & Galaz, V. “Anyone Know What Species This Is?” – Twitter Conversations as Embryonic Citizen Science Communities. PLOS ONE 11, e0151387 (2016).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

OA: Evans, L. S. et al. Structural and Psycho-Social Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef Region. PLOS ONE 11, e0150575 (2016).

López-Angarita, J., Roberts, C. M., Tilley, A., Hawkins, J. P. & Cooke, R. G. Mangroves and people: Lessons from a history of use and abuse in four Latin American countries. Forest Ecology and Management 368, 151 - 162 (2016).

Marzloff, M. Pierre et al. Modelling marine community responses to climate-driven species redistribution to guide monitoring and adaptive ecosystem-based management. Global Change Biology (2016).

Lusher, A. L., O'Donnell, C., Officer, R. & O'Connor, I. Microplastic interactions with North Atlantic mesopelagic fish. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1214 - 1225 (2016).

Ilman, M., Dargusch, P., Dart, P. & Onrizal, . A historical analysis of the drivers of loss and degradation of Indonesia’s mangroves. Land Use Policy 54, 448 - 459 (2016).

Corals

OA: Evans, L. S. et al. Structural and Psycho-Social Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef Region. PLOS ONE 11, e0150575 (2016).

Cumulative impacts

Shen, C. et al. Study on the cumulative impact of reclamation activities on ecosystem health in coastal waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 103, 144 - 150 (2016).

Economics

OA: Rincón, M. María, Mumford, J. D., Levontin, P., Leach, A. W. & Ruiz, J. The economic value of environmental data: a notional insurance scheme for the European anchovy. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1033 - 1041 (2016).

Ecosystem Services and Uses

Sagebiel, J., Schwartz, C., Rhozyel, M., Rajmis, S. & Hirschfeld, J. Economic valuation of Baltic marine ecosystem services: blind spots and limited consistency. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 991 - 1003 (2016).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

Marzloff, M. Pierre et al. Modelling marine community responses to climate-driven species redistribution to guide monitoring and adaptive ecosystem-based management. Global Change Biology (2016).

Fisheries

Ojeda-Ruiz, M. Ángel, Cervantes-Díaz, J. Luis, Fiol-Ortíz, J. & Burnes-Romo, L. Arturo. Emerging fisheries in subtropical coastal lagoons: Sphoeroides annulatus in Magdalena-Almejas Bay, BCS, Mexico (1998–2008). Ocean & Coastal Management 125, 1 - 7 (2016).

de Haan, D., Fosseidengen, J. E., Fjelldal, P. G., Burggraaf, D. & Rijnsdorp, A. D. Pulse trawl fishing: characteristics of the electrical stimulation and the effect on behaviour and injuries of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw018 (2016).

Van Beveren, E. et al. The fisheries history of small pelagics in the Northern Mediterranean. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw023 (2016).

Ryan, T. E. & Kloser, R. J. Improved estimates of orange roughy biomass using an acoustic-optical system in commercial trawlnets. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw009 (2016).

Pulver, J. Robert, Liu, H. & Scott-Denton, E. Modelling community structure and species co-occurrence using fishery observer data. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw033 (2016).

Pekcan-Hekim, Z. et al. The role of climate and fisheries on the temporal changes in the Bothnian Bay foodweb. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw032 (2016).

Fisheries management

Woods, P. J., Holland, D. S. & Punt, A. E. Evaluating the benefits and risks of species-transformation provisions in multispecies IFQ fisheries with joint production. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw031 (2016).

OA: Thorpe, R. Brian, Dolder, P. James, Reeves, S., Robinson, P. & Jennings, S. Assessing fishery and ecological consequences of alternate management options for multispecies fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw028 (2016).

García, D. et al. Bioeconomic multistock reference points as a tool for overcoming the drawbacks of the landing obligation. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw030 (2016).

Tidd, A. N., Reid, C., Pilling, G. M. & Harley, S. J. Estimating productivity, technical and efficiency changes in the Western Pacific purse-seine fleets. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1226 - 1234 (2016).

OA: Haasnoot, T., Kraan, M. & Bush, S. R. Fishing gear transitions: lessons from the Dutch flatfish pulse trawl. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1235 - 1243 (2016).

White, J. et al. Incorporating natural variability in biological reference points and population dynamics into management of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) stocks returning to home waters. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw015 (2016).

OA: Howell, D., Hansen, C., Bogstad, B. & Skern-Mauritzen, M. Balanced harvesting in a variable and uncertain world: a case study from the Barents Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw034 (2016).

OA: de Mitcheson, Y. Sadovy. Mainstreaming Fish Spawning Aggregations into Fishery Management Calls for a Precautionary Approach. BioScience biw013 (2016).

Rivera, A., Gelcich, S., García-Florez, L. & Acuña, J. Luis. Incorporating landscape metrics into invertebrate fisheries management: case study of the gooseneck barnacle in Asturias (N. Spain). ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw029 (2016).

Bode, M., Sanchirico, J. N. & Armsworth, P. R. Returns from matching management resolution to ecological variation in a coral reef fishery. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283, (2016).

Koutsidi, M., Tzanatos, E., Machias, A. & Vassilopoulou, V. Fishing for function: the use of biological traits to evaluate the effects of multispecies fisheries on the functioning of fisheries assemblages. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1091 - 1103 (2016).

Sys, K., Poos, J. Jaap, Van Meensel, J., Polet, H. & Buysse, J. Competitive interactions between two fishing fleets in the North Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw008 (2016).

M. Trzcinski, K. & W. Bowen, D. The recovery of Atlantic halibut: a large, long-lived, and exploited marine predator. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1104 - 1114 (2016).

OA: Stephenson, R. L. et al. Integrating fishers’ knowledge research in science and management. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw025 (2016).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

OA: Wright, G., Rochette, J., Druel, E. & Gjerde, K. The long and winding road continues: Towards a new agreement on high seas governance. Oceans and Coastal Zones. IDDRI (2016).

OA: Wright, G. & Rochette, J. Sea change: Negotiating a new agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Oceans and Coastal Zones. IDDRI (2016).

Invasive species management

OA: McKenzie, C. et al. The development of a rapid response plan to control the spread of the solitary invasive tunicate, Ciona intestinalis (Linnaeus, 1767), in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Management of Biological Invasions 7, 87 - 100 (2016).

Local or traditional knowledge

OA: Stephenson, R. L. et al. Integrating fishers’ knowledge research in science and management. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw025 (2016).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Mangubhai, S., Wilson, J. R., Rumetna, L., Maturbongs, Y. & Purwanto, . Explicitly incorporating socioeconomic criteria and data into marine protected area zoning. Ocean & Coastal Management 116, 523 - 529 (2015).

Herrera, G. E., Moeller, H. V. & Neubert, M. G. High-seas fish wars generate marine reserves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016).

OA: Alva, S. et al. Marine protected areas and children’s dietary diversity in the Philippines. Population and Environment 37, 341 - 361 (2016).

Models and Simulations

Marzloff, M. Pierre et al. Modelling marine community responses to climate-driven species redistribution to guide monitoring and adaptive ecosystem-based management. Global Change Biology (2016).

Bannister, R. J., Johnsen, I. A., Hansen, P. K., Kutti, T. & Asplin, L. Near- and far-field dispersal modelling of organic waste from Atlantic salmon aquaculture in fjord systems. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw027 (2016).

Pulver, J. Robert, Liu, H. & Scott-Denton, E. Modelling community structure and species co-occurrence using fishery observer data. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw033 (2016).

Natural Sciences

Bheeroo, R. Anand, Chandrasekar, N., Kaliraj, S. & Magesh, N. S. Shoreline change rate and erosion risk assessment along the Trou Aux Biches–Mont Choisy beach on the northwest coast of Mauritius using GIS-DSAS technique. Environmental Earth Sciences 75, (2016).

Schiff, K., Brown, J., Trump, S. & Hardin, D. Near-coastal water quality at reference sites following storm events. Marine Pollution Bulletin 103, 294 - 300 (2016).

OA: Jackson, J. A. et al. An integrated approach to historical population assessment of the great whales: case of the New Zealand southern right whale. Royal Society Open Science 3, (2016).

Recreational fisheries

OA: Kleiven, A. Ring et al. Harvest Pressure on Coastal Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) from Recreational Fishing Relative to Commercial Fishing Assessed from Tag-Recovery Data. PLOS ONE 11, e0149595 (2016).

Remote Sensing and GIS

Cutter, G. R., Stierhoff, K. L. & Demer, D. A. Remote sensing of habitat characteristics using echo metrics and image-based seabed classes. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw024 (2016).

Small-scale fisheries

OA: Militz, T. A., Kinch, J., Foale, S. & Southgate, P. C. Fish Rejections in the Marine Aquarium Trade: An Initial Case Study Raises Concern for Village-Based Fisheries. PLOS ONE 11, e0151624 (2016).

Damasio, Lde Melo Al, Lopes, P. Fabiana Ma, Pennino, M. Grazia, Carvalho, A. Rosa & Sumaila, U. Rashid. Size matters: fishing less and yielding more in smaller-scale fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw016 (2016).

Social-Ecological Systems

Mangubhai, S., Wilson, J. R., Rumetna, L., Maturbongs, Y. & Purwanto, . Explicitly incorporating socioeconomic criteria and data into marine protected area zoning. Ocean & Coastal Management 116, 523 - 529 (2015).

Spatial patterns of species

van der Kooij, J. et al. Opportunistically recorded acoustic data support Northeast Atlantic mackerel expansion theory. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1115 - 1126 (2016).

Cooper, D. W. & Nichol, D. G. Juvenile northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) spatial distribution and abundance patterns in the eastern Bering Sea: spatially dependent production linked to temperature. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1138 - 1146 (2016).

Buchheister, A., Miller, T. J., Houde, E. D., Secor, D. H. & Latour, R. J. Spatial and temporal dynamics of Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) recruitment in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1147 - 1159 (2016).

Skilbrei, O. T. & Otterå, H. Vertical distribution of saithe (Pollachius virens) aggregating around fish farms. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1186 - 1195 (2016).

OA: Gogina, M. et al. The Baltic Sea scale inventory of benthic faunal communities. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 1196 - 1213 (2016).

OA: V. Carman, G. et al. Distribution of megafaunal species in the Southwestern Atlantic: key ecological areas and opportunities for marine conservation. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsw019 (2016).

OA: de Mitcheson, Y. Sadovy. Mainstreaming Fish Spawning Aggregations into Fishery Management Calls for a Precautionary Approach. BioScience biw013 (2016).

Valuation

Sagebiel, J., Schwartz, C., Rhozyel, M., Rajmis, S. & Hirschfeld, J. Economic valuation of Baltic marine ecosystem services: blind spots and limited consistency. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 991 - 1003 (2016).