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A Step Towards Seascape Scale Conservation: Using Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) to Map Fishing Activity

  • Matthew J. Witt,

    Affiliation: Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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  • Brendan J. Godley mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: b.j.godley@ex.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 31, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001111

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Broad ecological goals require lateral thinking

Posted by RossMThompson on 31 Oct 2007 at 21:52 GMT

This paper is an excellent example of the use of data collected for another purpose to address key resource management questions. Such lateral thinking is a key to this generation of ecologists being able to address the questions that are of utmost importance to managing ecosystems.