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Research Article

Increased Disease Calls for a Cost-Benefits Review of Marine Reserves

  • Emma C. Wootton,

    Affiliation: Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew P. Woolmer,

    Affiliation: Salacia-Marine, Pontardawe, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Claire L. Vogan,

    Affiliation: College of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Edward C. Pope,

    Affiliation: Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Kristina M. Hamilton,

    Affiliation: Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew F. Rowley mail

    a.f.rowley@swansea.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051615

About the Authors

Emma C. Wootton, Edward C. Pope, Kristina M. Hamilton, Andrew F. Rowley
Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom
Andrew P. Woolmer
Salacia-Marine, Pontardawe, Swansea, United Kingdom
Claire L. Vogan
College of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: a.f.rowley@swansea.ac.uk

Competing Interests

One of the authors (Dr. A Woolmer), who has been highlighted as a commercial company (Salacia-Marine), works as an independent consultant on fisheries and conservation management. He is a voluntary member of the advisory board (i.e. Steering Committee), but this non-financial competing interest does not compromise the authors’ study in any way. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The authors do not have any other declarations of interest related to this manuscript (employment, consultancy, patents, products and development or marketed products).

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ECW APW CLV AFR. Performed the experiments: ECW APW CLV ECP KMH AFR. Analyzed the data: ECW APW CLV AFR. Wrote the paper: ECW APW CLV AFR.