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Exploring stakeholder perceptions of marine management in Bermuda

For the week of 21 August 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published, Exploring stakeholder perceptions of marine management in Bermuda. "Overall, the results indicate a high degree of support for spatial planning and ocean zoning and a high level of concordance even among stakeholder groups that are typically assumed to have conflicting agendas. However, attitudes were not entirely homogeneous, particularly when delving into details about specific management changes. For example, commercial fishers were generally less in favor, relative to other stakeholder groups, of increasing regulations on ocean uses with the notable exception of regulations for recreational fishing."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $449.05.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Community- and government-managed marine protected areas increase fish size, biomass and potential value

For the week of 14 August 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Community- and government-managed marine protected areas increase fish size, biomass and potential value. "We also assessed protection effects on the potential monetary value of fish; a variable that increases non-linearly with fish body mass and is particularly important from a fishery perspective. We found that two recently established community MPAs (< 1 km2 in size, ≤ 5 years of protection) harbored larger fish and greater total fish biomass than two fished (open access) areas, in both seagrass beds and coral reefs. As expected, protection effects were considerably stronger in the older and larger government MPAs."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $378.20.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Uncovering the hidden blue economy in coral reef fisheries

For the week of 7 August 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Follow that fish: Uncovering the hidden blue economy in coral reef fisheries. "We assess the value chain for nearshore Hawaiian coral reef fisheries, mapping post-catch distribution and disposition, and quantifying associated monetary, food security, and cultural values. We estimate that the total annual value of the nearshore fishery in Hawaiʻi is $10.3-$16.4 million, composed of non-commercial ($7.2-$12.9 million) and commercial ($2.97 million licensed + $148,500-$445,500 unlicensed) catch. Hawaii’s nearshore fisheries provide >7 million meals annually, with most (>5 million) from the non-commercial sector."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $753.49.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Integrated planning that safeguards ecosystems and balances multiple objectives in coastal Belize

For the week of 31 July 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management has published, Integrated planning that safeguards ecosystems and balances multiple objectives in coastal Belize. "We assessed risk to three coastal-marine habitats posed by eight human uses and quantified current and future delivery of three ecosystem services: protection from storms, catch and revenue from lobster fishing, and tourism expenditures to identify a preferred zoning scheme. We found that a highly adaptive team of planners, scientists, and analysts can overcome common planning obstacles, including a dearth of data describing the health of the coastal zone and the many uses it supports, complicated legal and political landscapes, and limited in-country technical capacity."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $719.35.

P.S.: Last week, we found Oxford Press (which publishes ICES Journal of Marine Science, among many other journals) was charging $42 for an Open Access paper. If you pay a publisher to make your paper OA, definitely double-check you're getting what you paid for! If any of you paid to get a copy of Making space for shellfish farming along the Adriatic coast featured in last week's update, do make sure you get your money back from Oxford Press. Evidently Oxford Press has a history of charging for OA papers, which you can read about at Paywall Watch. If you have published with Oxford Press/ICES and had similar issues, Nick would love to hear from you. You can email him at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

When ecosystems and their services are not co-located: oceans and coasts

For the week of 24 July 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

ICES Journal of Marine Science has published, When ecosystems and their services are not co-located: oceans and coasts. "In this article, we elaborate on the concept of “extra-local” ES to refer to those ES generating benefits that are enjoyed far from the providing ecosystem, focusing on the marine environment. We emphasize the spatial dimension of the different components of the ES provision framework and apply the proposed conceptual framework to food provision and climate regulation ES provided by marine and coastal ecosystems. We present the different extents of the mapping outputs generated by the ecosystem-based vs. the extra-local mapping approach and discuss practical and conceptual challenges of the approach."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $945.32.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Assessing Marine Protected Areas Effectiveness: A Case Study with the Tobago Cays Marine Park

For the week of 17 July 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Open Journal of Marine Science has published, Assessing Marine Protected Areas Effectiveness: A Case Study with the Tobago Cays Marine Park (TCMP). "By comparing the performance of the MPA over a 10-year span (2007 and 2016), the results indicate that overall, the TCMP could be described as having limited success when key management categories of context, planning, input, process, output and outcomes are evaluated. In particular, efforts dedicated to planning, process and outcomes are assessed as deficient. Furthermore, the analysis revealed that efforts to realize the stated goals relating to conservation, public awareness and public education were being neglected."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $1,108.70.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Aquaculture’s struggle for space: the need for coastal spatial planning

For the weeks of 3 & 10 July 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Aquaculture Environment Interactions has published, Aquaculture’s struggle for space: the need for coastal spatial planning and the potential benefits of Allocated Zones for Aquaculture (AZAs) to avoid conflict and promote sustainability. "Here, we assess the need for coastal spatial planning, emphasising the establishment of suitable areas for the development of marine aquaculture, termed Allocated Zones for Aquaculture (AZAs), in which aquaculture has secured use and priority over other activities, and where potential adverse environmental impacts and negative interactions with other users are minimised or avoided. We review existing examples of marine aquaculture spatial development worldwide and discuss the proper use of site selection in relation to different legal and regulatory requirements."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $1,567.05.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Climate change and marine fisheries: Least developed countries top global index of vulnerability

For the week of 26 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Climate change and marine fisheries: Least developed countries top global index of vulnerability. "We calculate a vulnerability index of 147 countries by drawing on the most recent data related to the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries. Building on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change framework for vulnerability, we first construct aggregate indices for exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity using 12 primary variables. Seven out of the ten most vulnerable countries on the resulting index are Small Island Developing States, and the top quartile of the index includes countries located in Africa (17), Asia (7), North America and the Caribbean (4) and Oceania (8). More than 87% of least developed countries are found within the top half of the vulnerability index, while the bottom half includes all but one of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development member states."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $572.65.

P.S.: We're taking next week off, so your next Literature Update will be delivered on 12 July.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Uneven adaptive capacity among fishers in a sea of change

For the week of 21 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Uneven adaptive capacity among fishers in a sea of change. "[...] Explicit attention to the heterogeneity of fishers’ connections to fisheries at the level of the individual has been largely ignored. We illustrate the ubiquitous nature of these connections by constructing a typology of commercial fishers in the state of Maine based on the different fisheries that fishers rely on to sustain their livelihoods and find that there are over 600 combinations. We evaluate the adaptive potential of each strategy, using a set of attributes identified by fisheries experts in the state, and find that only 12% of fishers can be classified as being well positioned to adapt in the face of changing socioeconomic and ecological conditions."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $910.50.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Using choice models to inform large marine protected area design

For the week of 12 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published, Using choice models to inform large marine protected area design. "Research on the human dimensions of LMPAs is limited, though comprehensive policy analysis requires an understanding of the full range of social, cultural and economic benefits associated with LMPA designation. This paper addresses this need by employing a stated preference choice experiment survey of U.S. west coast households to examine public preferences for different protected area designs sited off the U.S. west coast."

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

Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $826.70.

P.S. For those cost-aware readers, this issue marks over $15,000 worth of pay-walled research sent out since we started tabulating costs at the end of February. We expect it to cost over $45,000 for an individual to purchase/rent a single copy of each paper from their respective publishers at the conclusion of year one. Only 11% of our users are from academia – so that means roughly 89% of people reading this newsletter do not have university subscriptions to pay-walled journals. Thanks to those of you working to make your research freely-available to all!

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

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