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More than Anecdotes: Fishers’ Ecological Knowledge Can Fill Gaps for Ecosystem Modeling

For the week of 06 June 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, More than Anecdotes: Fishers’ Ecological Knowledge Can Fill Gaps for Ecosystem Modeling. The authors compared a fishery model made from fisher knowledge with one based on the scientific literature. "The ecosystem attributes produced from the fishers’ knowledge model were consistent with the ecosystem attributes produced by the scientific model, and elaborated using only the scientific data from literature." 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

Socio-Economic Benefits of the EU Marine Protected Areas

For the week of 30 May 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) has published a new report on the Socio-Economic Benefits of the EU Marine Protected Areas. "This report collects, systematises and discusses the available evidence on the socio- economic benefits provided by the protection of European coastal areas and seascapes. The focus is on benefits associated with MPAs. However, when such information is not available, the report draws from studies documenting benefits associated with protection or restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems in general, considering this as indirect evidence for MPAs. " 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

Addressing Interactions between Fisheries and Offshore Wind Development: The Block Island Wind Farm

For the week of 23 May 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

SeaPlan has published a new report on Addressing Interactions between Fisheries and Offshore Wind Development: The Block Island Wind Farm. "This paper summarizes the fisheries outreach program and highlights strategies that were effective in minimizing conflict and establishing a collaborative relationship between [Deepwater Wind] and Rhode Island commercial and recreational fishing communities." 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 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

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