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Research Article

Beyond Marine Reserves: Exploring the Approach of Selecting Areas where Fishing Is Permitted, Rather than Prohibited

  • Natalie C. Ban mail,

    natalie.ban@jcu.edu.au

    Affiliations: Project Seahorse, Fisheries Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Amanda C. J. Vincent

    Affiliation: Project Seahorse, Fisheries Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: July 22, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006258

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MRs that do not displace fishing effort...

Posted by tylereddy on 02 Dec 2009 at 23:16 GMT

Interesting approach to flip the classic question of where to place MRs the other way around. One question arises, if one places MRs in areas that minimally displace fishing effort as the study suggests, how much impact is one having? If a small proportion of area is providing a large proportion of fish, it would seem that these unique areas are deserving of further investigation for specialized conservation and management.

No competing interests declared.