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Stakeholder participation toolkit for identification, designation and management of marine protected areas

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The IUCN, UNEP, and others have published a new report, Stakeholder participation toolkit for identification, designation and management of marine protected areas. The report examines the MedMPAnet project - the Regional Project for the Development of a Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Protected Areas Network. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Ocean Warming, More than Acidification, Reduces Shell Strength in a Commercial Shellfish Species during Food Limitation

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from PLoS ONE comes, Ocean Warming, More than Acidification, Reduces Shell Strength in a Commercial Shellfish Species during Food Limitation. The authors examined the effects of warming and OA on Mytilus edulis and found that after 6 months, warming of their habitat was more of a factor in reducing shell strength that OA. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Fish to 2030: Prospects for fisheries and aquaculture

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The World Bank has produced a new report, Fish to 2030: Prospects for fisheries and aquaculture, which you may download for free using the link below. It addresses, "1) health of global capture fisheries; 2) the role of aquaculture in filling the global fish supply - demand gap and potentially reducing the pressure on capture fisheries; and 3) implications of changes in the global fish markets on fish consumption, especially in China and Sub-Saharan Africa."

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Mapping Reef Fish and the Seascape: Using Acoustics and Spatial Modeling to Guide Coastal Management

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New from PLoS ONE comes, Mapping Reef Fish and the Seascape: Using Acoustics and Spatial Modeling to Guide Coastal Management. The authors used acoustic sensors to map the size, density, and location of reef fish in two test locations in the US Virgin Islands. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Changes in Fish Assemblages following the Establishment of a Network of No-Take Marine Reserves and Partially-Protected Areas

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New from PLOS ONE comes, Changes in Fish Assemblages following the Establishment of a Network of No-Take Marine Reserves and Partially-Protected Areas. The authors examined both no-take and partially-protected areas for changes in fish abundance, which were 38% greater in no-take areas versus partially-protected ones. However, there were no consistent differences and thus no evidence that one type of area performed better than the other. For full details, and to download the full-text PDF for free, please use the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

An Integrated Approach Is Needed for Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management: Insights from Ecosystem-Level Management Strategy Evaluation

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An Integrated Approach Is Needed for Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management: Insights from Ecosystem-Level Management Strategy Evaluation comes to us from PLoS ONE. The authors undertook this study "as part of a stakeholder driven process to review and improve the ecological, economic and social performance of the fishery." Results suggested "an integrated management strategy, involving combinations of measures including quotas, gear controls and spatial management, performed best against a wide range of objectives and this strategy was subsequently adopted in the fishery, leading to marked improvements in performance." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Key Findings from Fisheries Research: Marine Protected Areas as a Fisheries Management Tool

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The NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center has published a new report, Key Findings from Fisheries Research: Marine Protected Areas as a Fisheries Management Tool. "In 2011, The MPA Center co-sponsored a special symposium on MPAs and Fisheries Management at the American Fisheries Society meeting. Many of these abstracts were published in Fisheries Research journal in 2013. This is summary of the key findings from the journal articles." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Marine Protected Areas: Securing tenure rights of fishing communities?

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The FAO's new Land Tenure Journal published a thematic issue on fisheries tenure, including the article, Marine Protected Areas: Securing tenure rights of fishing communities? The authors examined if tenure rights (i.e. common ownership of the fishery by local people) were respected in various MPAs, and argues that such rights are human rights. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Extended Holiday Edition

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Happy New Year from the OpenChannels Team! To celebrate, we're sending you a special Holiday Edition of the Weekly Literature Update. It's filled to the brim with all the literature we have included in the library over the holidays.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Protection Enhances Community and Habitat Stability: Evidence from a Mediterranean Marine Protected Area

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Newly published from PLOS ONE comes, Protection Enhances Community and Habitat Stability: Evidence from a Mediterranean Marine Protected Area. The authors studied an MPA for nine years, and found evidence seagrasses in the area were more resilient than those in neighboring non-protected areas. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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