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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

Understanding drivers, barriers and information sources for public participation in marine citizen science

For the week of 29 February 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Journal of Science Communication has published Understanding drivers, barriers and information sources for public participation in marine citizen science. "Interviews were conducted with 110 marine users to elicit their salient beliefs about recording marine species in a citizen science project. [...] Most of the people surveyed (n = 106) emphasised the importance of well-designed technological interfaces to assist their data collection, without which they would be unlikely to engage in the project." 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 Challenge of Planning Conservation Strategies in Threatened Seascapes

For the week of 22 February 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published The Challenge of Planning Conservation Strategies in Threatened Seascapes: Understanding the Role of Fine Scale Assessments of Community Response to Cumulative Human Pressures. The authors carried out "a fine scale assessment of the potential effects of different combinations of stressors (both land- and marine-based) on vulnerable rocky habitats [...] along 40 km of coast in the western Mediterranean" with many human and conservation uses. The authors note, "our findings suggest that, although efforts to assess cumulative impacts at large scale may help in individuating priority areas for conservation purposes, the fact that such evaluations are often based on expert opinions and not on actual studies limits their ability to represent real environmental conditions at local scale." 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

Sustainable financing of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean: A guide for MPA managers

For the week of 15 February 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Vertigo Lab, MedPAN, RAC/SPA, and WWF have published a new report on the Sustainable financing of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean: A guide for MPA managers. "This guide aims to provide MPA managers and national authorities with tools and a step-by-step approach for the development and implementation of financial strategies. It provides useful practical knowledge for improving managers’ financial planning skills, as well as guidance on potential sources of funding which may supplement current funding, including innovative financial mechanisms." 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

Testing fisher-developed alternatives to fishery management tools for community support and regulatory effectiveness

For the week of 08 February 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published a new paper on the Testing fisher-developed alternatives to fishery management tools for community support and regulatory effectiveness. The authors interviewed fishers in St Croix, USVI's mutton snapper fishery. "The interview results suggest that fishers view management tools in terms of spatial and temporal parameters, and how much those regulations influence gear selection." You may access the full-text using the link above, but please note that it is only freely-available from Elsevier for a limited time.

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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