Alternative livelihoods needed for fin fishers to save sharks

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For the week of 11 April 2016

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Frontiers in Marine Science has published a new paper on the Higher Abundance of Marine Predators and Changes in Fishers' Behavior Following Spatial Protection within the World's Biggest Shark Fishery. Or, as one news outlet re-named this paper, Alternative livelihoods are needed for fin fishers to save sharks. You may download the full-text using the link above.

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Table of Contents

Aquaculture and Seafood

Leo, J. P., Minello, T. J., Grant, W. E. & Wang, H.-H. Simulating environmental effects on brown shrimp production in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ecological Modelling 330, 24 - 40 (2016).

Blue Carbon

Barnes, D. K. A. et al. Why is the South Orkney Island shelf (the world's first high seas marine protected area) a carbon immobilization hotspot?. Global Change Biology 22,1110 - 1120 (2016).

Bycatch

Li, Y., Jiao, Y. & Browder, J. A. Modeling spatially-varying ecological relationships using geographically weighted generalized linear model: A simulation study based on longline seabird bycatch. Fisheries Research 181, 14 - 24 (2016).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

OA: Hine, D. W. et al. Preaching to different choirs: How to motivate dismissive, uncommitted, and alarmed audiences to adapt to climate change?. Global Environmental Change 36, 1 - 11 (2016).

Alomar, C., Estarellas, F. & Deudero, S. Microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea: Deposition in coastal shallow sediments, spatial variation and preferential grain size.Marine Environmental Research 115, 1 - 10 (2016).

Communication

OA: Hine, D. W. et al. Preaching to different choirs: How to motivate dismissive, uncommitted, and alarmed audiences to adapt to climate change?. Global Environmental Change 36, 1 - 11 (2016).

OA: Nghiem, L. T. P., Papworth, S. K., Lim, F. K. S. & Carrasco, L. R. Analysis of the Capacity of Google Trends to Measure Interest in Conservation Topics and the Role of Online News. PLOS ONE 11, e0152802 (2016).

Community perceptions and attitudes

Simpson, S., Brown, G., Peterson, A. & Johnstone, R. Stakeholder perspectives for coastal ecosystem services and influences on value integration in policy. Ocean & Coastal Management 126, 9 - 21 (2016).

Corals

Bozec, Y.-M., O'Farrell, S., J. Bruggemann, H., Luckhurst, B. E. & Mumby, P. J. Tradeoffs between fisheries harvest and the resilience of coral reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016).

OA: Madin, J. S. et al. The Coral Trait Database, a curated database of trait information for coral species from the global oceans. Scientific Data 3, 160017 (2016).

OA: Meyer, F. W. et al. Effects of High Dissolved Inorganic and Organic Carbon Availability on the Physiology of the Hard Coral Acropora millepora from the Great Barrier Reef. PLOS ONE 11, e0149598 (2016).

Economics

OA: Holdsworth, J., Rea, T. & Southwick, R. Recreational Fishing in New Zealand - A Billion Dollar Industry. (New Zealand Marine Research Foundation, 2016).

Ecosystem Services and Uses

Simpson, S., Brown, G., Peterson, A. & Johnstone, R. Stakeholder perspectives for coastal ecosystem services and influences on value integration in policy. Ocean & Coastal Management 126, 9 - 21 (2016).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

OA: Ward, T. D. et al. Understanding the individual to implement the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Conservation Physiology 4, (2016).

Fisheries management

Bozec, Y.-M., O'Farrell, S., J. Bruggemann, H., Luckhurst, B. E. & Mumby, P. J. Tradeoffs between fisheries harvest and the resilience of coral reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016).

OA: Ward, T. D. et al. Understanding the individual to implement the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Conservation Physiology 4, (2016).

Food for Thought

Leitão, R. P. et al. Rare species contribute disproportionately to the functional structure of species assemblages. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283,(2016).

Wade, L. An unhappy peace dividend. Science 352, 129 - 130 (2016).

Ottesen, E. A. Probing the living ocean with ecogenomic sensors. Current Opinion in Microbiology 31, 132 - 139 (2016).

OA: Wilson, K. A. et al. Conservation Research Is Not Happening Where It Is Most Needed. PLOS Biology 14, e1002413 (2016).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

Nenadovic, M. & Epstein, G. The relationship of social capital and fishers’ participation in multi-level governance arrangements. Environmental Science & Policy 61, 77 - 86 (2016).

OA: Alexander, S. M., Andrachuk, M. & Armitage, D. Navigating governance networks for community-based conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14, 155 - 164 (2016).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Barnes, D. K. A. et al. Why is the South Orkney Island shelf (the world's first high seas marine protected area) a carbon immobilization hotspot?. Global Change Biology 22,1110 - 1120 (2016).

OA: Jaiteh, V. F. et al. Higher Abundance of Marine Predators and Changes in Fishers' Behavior Following Spatial Protection within the World's Biggest Shark Fishery.Frontiers in Marine Science 3, (2016).

Models and Simulations

Vanhatalo, J., Hobday, A. J., L. Little, R. & Spillman, C. M. Downscaling and extrapolating dynamic seasonal marine forecasts for coastal ocean users. Ocean Modelling 100, 20 - 30 (2016).

Leo, J. P., Minello, T. J., Grant, W. E. & Wang, H.-H. Simulating environmental effects on brown shrimp production in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ecological Modelling 330, 24 - 40 (2016).

Li, Y., Jiao, Y. & Browder, J. A. Modeling spatially-varying ecological relationships using geographically weighted generalized linear model: A simulation study based on longline seabird bycatch. Fisheries Research 181, 14 - 24 (2016).

Natural Sciences

OA: Hall, A. & Kingsford, M. Predators Exacerbate Competitive Interactions and Dominance Hierarchies between Two Coral Reef Fishes. PLOS ONE 11, e0151778 (2016).

Monk, J. et al. Outcropping reef ledges drive patterns of epibenthic assemblage diversity on cross-shelf habitats. Biodiversity and Conservation 25, 485 - 502 (2016).

OA: Gaffney, L. P., Franks, B., Weary, D. M. & von Keyserlingk, M. A. G. Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Prefer and Are Less Aggressive in Darker Environments.PLOS ONE 11, e0151325 (2016).

OA: Taylor, A. Douglas, Ohashi, K., Sheng, J. & Litvak, M. Kenneth. Oceanic Distribution, Behaviour, and a Winter Aggregation Area of Adult Atlantic Sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. PLOS ONE 11, e0152470 (2016).

OA: Jaouen, K., Szpak, P. & Richards, M. P. Zinc Isotope Ratios as Indicators of Diet and Trophic Level in Arctic Marine Mammals. PLOS ONE 11, e0152299 (2016).

Bucklin, A., Lindeque, P. K., Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, N., Albaina, A. & Lehtiniemi, M. Metabarcoding of marine zooplankton: prospects, progress and pitfalls. Journal of Plankton Research fbw023 (2016).

Ocean acidification

OA: Manríquez, P. H. et al. Ocean Acidification and Increased Temperature Have Both Positive and Negative Effects on Early Ontogenetic Traits of a Rocky Shore Keystone Predator Species. PLOS ONE 11, e0151920 (2016).

Offshore Energy

Kim, T., Park, J.-I. & Maeng, J. Offshore wind farm site selection study around Jeju Island, South Korea. Renewable Energy 94, 619 - 628 (2016).

Pollution and Marine Debris

Xu, E. Genbo, Bui, C., Lamerdin, C. & Schlenk, D. Spatial and temporal assessment of environmental contaminants in water, sediments and fish of the Salton Sea and its two primary tributaries, California, USA, from 2002 to 2012. Science of The Total Environment 559, 130 - 140 (2016).

Recreational fisheries

OA: Holdsworth, J., Rea, T. & Southwick, R. Recreational Fishing in New Zealand - A Billion Dollar Industry. New Zealand Marine Research Foundation (2016).

OA: Winfield, I. J. Recreational fisheries in the UK: natural capital, ecosystem services, threats, and management. Fisheries Science 82, 203 - 212 (2016).

Social-Ecological Systems

Nenadovic, M. & Epstein, G. The relationship of social capital and fishers’ participation in multi-level governance arrangements. Environmental Science & Policy 61, 77 - 86 (2016).

Thompson, C., Johnson, T. & Hanes, S. Vulnerability of fishing communities undergoing gentrification. Journal of Rural Studies 45, 165 - 174 (2016).

Spatial patterns of species

OA: Taylor, A. Douglas, Ohashi, K., Sheng, J. & Litvak, M. Kenneth. Oceanic Distribution, Behaviour, and a Winter Aggregation Area of Adult Atlantic Sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. PLOS ONE 11, e0152470 (2016).

OA: Pineda, J. et al. A crab swarm at an ecological hotspot: patchiness and population density from AUV observations at a coastal, tropical seamount. PeerJ 4, e1770 (2016).

Tourism

OA: Biggs, D., Amar, F., Valdebenito, A. & Gelcich, S. Potential Synergies between Nature-Based Tourism and Sustainable Use of Marine Resources: Insights from Dive Tourism in Territorial User Rights for Fisheries in Chile. PLOS ONE 11, e0148862 (2016).

Tradeoffs

Bozec, Y.-M., O'Farrell, S., J. Bruggemann, H., Luckhurst, B. E. & Mumby, P. J. Tradeoffs between fisheries harvest and the resilience of coral reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016).