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Research Article

Characterizing Fishing Effort and Spatial Extent of Coastal Fisheries

  • Kelly R. Stewart,

    Affiliation: Protected Resources Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Rebecca L. Lewison mail,

    rlewison@sciences.sdsu.edu

    Affiliation: Biology Department, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel C. Dunn,

    Affiliation: Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Rhema H. Bjorkland,

    Affiliation: Duke Center for Marine Conservation, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Shaleyla Kelez,

    Affiliation: Duke Center for Marine Conservation, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Patrick N. Halpin,

    Affiliation: Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Larry B. Crowder

    Affiliation: Duke Center for Marine Conservation, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: December 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014451

About the Authors

Kelly R. Stewart
Protected Resources Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Rebecca L. Lewison
Biology Department, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Daniel C. Dunn, Patrick N. Halpin
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America
Rhema H. Bjorkland, Shaleyla Kelez, Larry B. Crowder
Duke Center for Marine Conservation, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rlewison@sciences.sdsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KRS RL DCD PNH LC. Analyzed the data: KRS RL DCD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KRS RL DCD RHB SK. Wrote the paper: KRS RL DCD.