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A Global Estimate of Seafood Consumption by Coastal Indigenous Peoples

For the weeks of 26 December 2016 & 2 January 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published a new paper, A Global Estimate of Seafood Consumption by Coastal Indigenous Peoples. The authors note their "results reflect the crucial role of seafood for these communities; on average, consumption per capita is 15 times higher than non-Indigenous country populations."

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

Advances in monitoring the human dimension of natural resource systems: an example from the Great Barrier Reef

For the week of 19 December 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Environmental Research Letters has published a new paper, Advances in monitoring the human dimension of natural resource systems: an example from the Great Barrier Reef. This paper covers the GBR's social and economic long term monitoring program (SELTMP), which is based on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

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 holidays and happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services: a useful way to manage and conserve marine resources?

For the week of 12 December 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences has published a new paper, Valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services: a useful way to manage and conserve marine resources?The authors examined ES valuation in "the tropical Pacific, Southern Ocean and UK coastal seas" for which they recommend embedding "valuation within existing management structures, rather than treating it as an alternative or additional mechanism."

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Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Five key attributes can increase marine protected areas performance for small-scale fisheries management

For the week of 05 December 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Scientific Reports has published a new paper, Five key attributes can increase marine protected areas performance for small-scale fisheries management. The authors write they "show that fish stocks are healthier, fishermen incomes are higher and the social acceptance of management practices is fostered if five attributes are present (i.e. high MPA enforcement, presence of a management plan, fishermen engagement in MPA management, fishermen representative in the MPA board, and promotion of sustainable fishing)."

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Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Perspectives on the use (and misuse) of science and scientific advice in marine spatial planning

For the week of 28 November 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

ICES has published a new report, Multidisciplinary perspectives in the use (and misuse) of science and scientific advice in marine spatial planning. The report "covers contributions made and feedback from the joint ICES/PICES theme session of the same name at the 2012 Annual Science Conference in Bergen, Norway."

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Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Large-scale coral reef restoration could assist natural recovery in Seychelles, Indian Ocean

For the week of 21 November 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Nature Conservation has published, Large-scale coral reef restoration could assist natural recovery in Seychelles, Indian Ocean. The authors examined nearly 25,000 coral transplants over a three-year span, concluding that their study "supports the application of large-scale, science-based coral reef restoration projects with at least a 3-year time scale to assist the recovery of damaged reefs."

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Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Projected change in global fisheries revenues under climate change

For the week of 14 November 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Scientific Reports has published, Projected change in global fisheries revenues under climate change. The authors note "using climate-living marine resources simulation models, we show that global fisheries revenues could drop by 35% more than the projected decrease in catches by the 2050 s under high CO2 emission scenarios."

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Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Non-Market Values in a Cost-Benefit World: Evidence from a Choice Experiment

For the week of 7 November 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Non-Market Values in a Cost-Benefit World: Evidence from a Choice Experiment. The authors utlized a "discrete choice experiment among New Zealand decision makers ... [manipulating] ... the information presented to participants. We find that providing explicit monetary information strengthens the pursuit of economic benefits as well as the avoidance of environmental damage. Cultural impacts, of which we provided only qualitative descriptions, did not affect respondents’ choices."

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Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Effects of an Offshore Wind Farm on the Common Shore Crab, Carcinus maenas

For the week of 31 October 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Effects of an Offshore Wind Farm on the Common Shore Crab Carcinus maenas: Tagging Pilot Experiments in the Lillgrund Offshore Wind Farm (Sweden). In this case, no news is good news. From tagging experiments in 2011 and 2012, no negative effects from the wind farm installation were found with the species.

It's been a quiet week in the academic publishing world, so enjoy the short update!

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

A complex past: historical and contemporary fisheries demonstrate nonlinear dynamics and a loss of determinism

For the week of 24 October 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Marine Ecology Progress Series has published, A complex past: historical and contemporary fisheries demonstrate nonlinear dynamics and a loss of determinism. The authors write: "Here, nonlinear dynamics were investigated for the same species before and after significant changes in the magnitude of harvesting. We found nonlinear signatures prevalent prior to heavy industrial exploitation, and also found that these dynamics were highly deterministic. This demonstrates that nonlinearity existed in a complex marine system prior to extensive human influence and suggests such behavior may be an innate property of these populations" (emphasis added).

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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