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An international team of scientists has gathered the first conclusive evidence that marine reserves can help restock exploited fish populations on neighboring reefs which are open to both commercial and recreational fishing.
Researchers reporting online on May 24 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology present the first evidence that areas closed to all fishing are helping to sustain valuable Australian fisheries.
Management of fisheries at the community level can help curb overfishing and the ‘tragedy of the commons’ which is driving humans to decimate the planet’s dwindling fish stocks.
A 14-year study by the Wildlife Conservation Society in an atoll reef lagoon in Glover's Reef, Belize has found that fishing closures there produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species.
The ability of marine reserves to replenish fish stocks has been studied extensively, but evidence of their ability to benefit shallow-water communities to thrive remains a mystery.
Research identifies 8 factors that can alert managers to the threat of overfishing in otherwise healthy-looking reefs.
Project to Evaluate Ecological and Economic Trade-offs of Fisheries WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Timothy Essington, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, has been awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.
Wildlife Conservation Society researchers urge protection and management for Indian Ocean coral reefs most likely to persist into future.
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