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The Effectiveness, Costs and Coastal Protection Benefits of Natural and Nature-Based Defences

For the weeks of 11 & 18 May 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, The Effectiveness, Costs and Coastal Protection Benefits of Natural and Nature-Based Defences. "This paper addresses two issues critical for designing restoration projects for coastal protection: (i) a synthesis of the costs and benefits of projects designed for coastal protection (nature-based defences) and (ii) analyses of the effectiveness of coastal habitats (natural defences) in reducing wave heights and the biophysical parameters that influence this effectiveness." 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

Developing a Maritime Spatial Plan for the Adriatic Ionian Region

For the week of 2 May 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

CNR-ISMAR has published a new report on Developing a Maritime Spatial Plan for the Adriatic Ionian Region. The report examines the ADRIPLAN process, noting the plan is "not a 'real' Plan, as it is not binding for anyone, and does not involves or implies any endorsement of the Public Authorities (at any level) in the [region]." 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

Predicting the spread of marine species introduced by global shipping

For the week of 25 April 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PNAS has published a new paper on Predicting the spread of marine species introduced by global shipping. In short: "this study highlights that even simple models considering only shipping intensities and habitat matches are able to correctly predict the identity of the next invading marine species." 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

Historical Patterns and Drivers of Spatial Changes in Recreational Fishing Activity in Puget Sound, Washington

For the week of 18 April 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLoS ONE has published a new paper on the Historical Patterns and Drivers of Spatial Changes in Recreational Fishing Activity in Puget Sound, Washington. The authors found that over a 60 year period, locations of prime fishing activity remained largely unchanged, though with increased fishing activity despite decreased fish abundance. The advent of motorized boats and fish-finders helped to expand fishing activity beyond piers. 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

Alternative livelihoods needed for fin fishers to save sharks

For the week of 11 April 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Frontiers in Marine Science has published a new paper on the Higher Abundance of Marine Predators and Changes in Fishers' Behavior Following Spatial Protection within the World's Biggest Shark Fishery. Or, as one news outlet re-named this paper, Alternative livelihoods are needed for fin fishers to save sharks. 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

Three new case studies on MSP: Rhode Island, San Francisco, and Washington state

For the week of 04 April 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography have published three case studies on marine spatial planning in the US. The reports examine the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan, the San Francisco Bay, and the Washington coast. You may download the full-texts using the links 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 Role of Economics in Ecosystem Based Management: The Case of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive; First Lessons Learnt and Way Forward

For the week of 28 March 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics has published, The Role of Economics in Ecosystem Based Management: The Case of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive; First Lessons Learnt and Way Forward. The authors "outline the main challenges facing the Member States in assessing the economic value of achieving GES as outlined in the Directive and make recommendations for the theoretically sound and practically useful completion of the required follow-up economic assessments specified in the MSFD." 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 long and winding road continues: Towards a new agreement on high seas governance

For the week of 21 March 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

IDDRI has published a new report, The long and winding road continues: Towards a new agreement on high seas governance. The report examines the background and current governance agreements of the high seas, as well as gaps in the current framework, positions of member states, and future challenges. The policy brief, Sea change: Negotiating a new agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, summarizes this report in four pages. You may download the full-text using the links 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

Exploring the winners and losers of marine environmental governance (and other MSP tales)

For the week of 14 March 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The journal Planning Theory & Practice has published a collection of MSP research under the lead article, Exploring the winners and losers of marine environmental governance. This collection of 10 papers includes:

  • Exploring the winners and losers of marine environmental governance
  • Marine spatial planning: Cui bono?
  • “More than fishy business”: epistemology, integration and conflict in marine spatial planning
  • Marine spatial planning: power and scaping
  • Surely not all planning is evil?
  • Marine spatial planning: a Canadian perspective
  • Maritime spatial planning – “ad utilitatem omnium”
  • Marine spatial planning: “it is better to be on the train than being hit by it”
  • Reflections from the perspective of recreational anglers and boats for hire; and
  • Maritime spatial planning and marine renewable energy

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

Integrating simultaneous prosocial and antisocial behavior into theories of collective action

For the week of 07 March 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The journal Science Advances has published Integrating simultaneous prosocial and antisocial behavior into theories of collective action. As one news publication wrote, this paper examines how "marine protected areas can create fisherman collaboration...or not." The authors write: "In MPA sites, prosocial and antisocial behavior is significantly higher, and the presence of antisocial behavior does not seem to have a negative effect on prosocial behavior. We suggest that market integration, economic diversification, and strengthened group identity in MPAs are the main potential mechanisms for the simultaneity of prosocial and antisocial behavior we observed." 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

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