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Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning

For the week of 26 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies has an article of interest, Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning. The paper details stakeholder engagement from Scotland's ongoing marine planning process. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies has an article of interest, Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning. The paper details stakeholder engagement from Scotland's ongoing marine planning process. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Consequences of a Government-Controlled Agricultural Price Increase on Fishing & the Coral Reef Ecosystem in Kiribati

For the week of 19 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from PLoS One comes, Consequences of a Government-Controlled Agricultural Price Increase on Fishing and the Coral Reef Ecosystem in the Republic of Kiribati. The authors "examined the direct and indirect economic and ecological effects of an increase in the government-controlled price for the primary agricultural product in [Kiribati]." These increased costs lead to increased fishing effort which may have caused "a 20% decrease in fish stocks and 4% decrease in coral reef-builders." You may download the full-text using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Marine protected areas in a welfare-based perspective

For the week of 12 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from the journal Marine Policy comes, Marine protected areas in a welfare-based perspective. The authors examine the implementation of an MPA with a bioeconomic model to provide further evidence that MPAs are generally a great investment. You may download the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The creation of coastal space – how local ecological knowledge becomes relevant

For the week of 5 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from Maritime Studies comes, The creation of coastal space – how local ecological knowledge becomes relevant, in which the authors examine the use of Local Ecological Knowledge for resource management in Norway. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Engaging Communities in Marine Protected Areas: Concepts and Strategies from Current Practice

For the week of 28 April 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Just as we welcomed everyone to the new and improved Weekly Update, I now have the pleasure of welcoming you all to the new and improved Literature Update - I hope you like the change! If you have any comments or questions about the new format, please do not hesitate to contact me at nwehner [at] openchannels.org. We will have archives of the imrpoved newsletter format up on OpenChannels shortly.

Now, to the literature! The University of Michigan Master of Science students who presented the webinar last month on Engaging Communities in Marine Protected Areas: Concepts and Strategies from Current Practice, have completed their project. You may download the full-text report using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

MPA Effects on Fish Assemblages

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Large-Scale Assessment of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Effects on Fish Assemblages is a new open access article from PLoS ONE. The authors found significantly higher fish biomass within well-enforced no-take MPAs, compared to only partially-protected and fished areas. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager


Table of Contents

Climate change and human impacts

Free: Planning for offshore CO2 storage: Law and policy in the United Kingdom. Ben Milligan. Marine Policy, Volume 48, September 2014, Pages 162–171.

Assessing the Contribution of Marine Protected Areas to the Trophic Functioning of Ecosystems: A Model for the Banc d’Arguin and the Mauritanian Shelf

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Assessing the Contribution of Marine Protected Areas to the Trophic Functioning of Ecosystems: A Model for the Banc d’Arguin and the Mauritanian Shelf comes to us from PLoS ONE. The authors used food web models to look at the effects of MPAs on the ecosystem, using Ecopath with Ecoism. Results indicated the MPAs were contributing a large proportion (up to 50% of the catch of coastal fish) of production to the ecosystem. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Effects of offshore wind farms on marine wildlife: a generalized impact assessment

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Environmental Research Letters has published, Effects of offshore wind farms on marine wildlife—a generalized impact assessment. The study examines coastal areas in Sweden over a wide gradient of salinity, and found the greatest impacts were likely to occur during a project's construction. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Depth Refuge and the Impacts of SCUBA Spearfishing on Coral Reef Fishes

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New from PLOS ONE comes, Depth Refuge and the Impacts of SCUBA Spearfishing on Coral Reef Fishes, in which the authors recommend bans on SCUBA spearfishing to promote recovery of reef fishes. In comparing two localities, one where SCUBA spearfishing was allowed and the other where the practice was banned, the study found smaller fish on average in the area where SCUBA spearfishing was allowed. In addition, SCUBA spearfishing altered the diversity of assemblages of fishes in the area.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The Influence of Fisher Knowledge on the Susceptibility of Reef Fish Aggregations to Fishing

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New from PLoS ONE comes, The Influence of Fisher Knowledge on the Susceptibility of Reef Fish Aggregations to Fishing, which examines the societal differences between fishers whom have knowledge of predictable aggregating hotspots of exploitable species. The authors examined two locations in Papua New Guinea for this work. For full details, you may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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