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Insights on Industry Engagement from Marine Recreational Use Studies in the Northeast U.S.

For the week of 29 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

SeaPlan has published a new report on Insights on Industry Engagement from Marine Recreational Use Studies in the Northeast U.S. The report and associated website provide a distillation of insights and best practices on engaging stakeholders and industries to collect human use data for use in marine spatial planning. You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

P.S. I've updated the Literature Library to differentiate between an article's full-text PDF, summaries, and other associated documents. You may now see right in the main listing and search results if a summary (e.g. one from the awesome folks at Science for Environment Policy) is available for a particular item in the library. Enjoy!

Integrating Climate Change Resilience Features into the Incremental Refinement of an Existing Marine Park

For the week of 22 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Integrating Climate Change Resilience Features into the Incremental Refinement of an Existing Marine Park. "This study used Marxan conservation planning software with fine-scale shallow water (<20 m) bathymetry and habitat maps, models of major benthic communities for deeper water, and comprehensive human use information from Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia to identify climate change resilience features to integrate into the incremental refinement of the marine park." You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Costs of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef

For the week of 15 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Australia's for Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has released a new report on the Costs of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef. The report estimates that cost to be US $6.3 billion, AU $8.2 billion. You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Lobster and Ocean Planning: A Spatial Characterization of the Lobster Fishery for the New England Regional Planning Body

For the week of 08 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Island Institute has published a new report, Lobster and Ocean Planning: A Spatial Characterization of the Lobster Fishery for the New England Regional Planning Body. "The Island Institute used interviews with Maine lobstermen to better understand spatial use patterns in the lobster fishery, and how lobstermen view new and shifting uses of the ocean in the context of their lobster fishing businesses. Lobstermen were selected in all lobster management zones, with an emphasis on lobstermen who fish federal waters because the developing New England Regional Ocean Plan focuses on federal waters." You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Public Interest in Marine Citizen Science: Is there Potential for Growth?

For the week of 01 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

BioScience has published, Public Interest in Marine Citizen Science: Is there Potential for Growth?. The authors interviewed over 1,000 marine users and found "the type of research organization involved in a project played a role in people's willingness to share information" (among plenty of other interesting results). You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Marine spatial planning in reality: Introduction to case studies and discussion of findings

For the week of 25 July 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published, Marine spatial planning in reality: Introduction to case studies and discussion of findings. "This paper explores the realities of marine spatial planning (MSP’ing), drawing on 12 case studies around Europe, employing a structured qualitative empirical approach." You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016

For the week of 18 July 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The FAO has published the 2016 update to The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. "This edition uses the latest official statistics on fisheries and aquaculture to present a global analysis of trends in fish stocks, production, processing, utilization, trade and consumption. It also reports on the status of the world’s fishing fleets and analyses the make-up of human engagement in the sector."

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program 2016 Report to Congress

For the week of 11 July 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

NOAA published a new report, the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program 2016 Report to Congress. The report highlights research conducted since the last report to congress in 2014, including focal areas in the Pacific Islands, Alaska, and the Gulf of Maine. You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Measuring the impact of pollution closures on commercial shellfish harvest

For the week of 04 July 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Ocean & Coastal Management has published, Measuring the impact of pollution closures on commercial shellfish harvest: The case of soft-shell clams in Machias Bay, Maine. The authors examined the economic impacts of temporary shellfish harvesting closures (to protect human health), finding in this case that "economic losses are significant and depend heavily on tidal activity, and the size, frequency and timing of closures." You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

An Ecosystem Services Perspective for the Oceanic Eastern Tropical Pacific

For the week of 27 June 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

A few quick notes this week:

  1. The book Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management is available for purchase at a discount. Please see the attached flyer on literature page for full details.

  2. The paper, Action and inertia in collaborative governance, is available for free for a limited time using the author's link. See the comments section on the literature page for more information.

  3. We recently re-aliased the URLs for the entire Literature Library to make the links shorter and more stable (i.e. literature/1412966814 has been shortened to literature/7768). Unfortunately, some of the 6000+ automatic redirects aren't working properly. If you click on an old, long link and get taken to the main Literature Library page, just use the site's search in the blue box to find the item by its title. Sorry about the inconvenience!

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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