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Evaluation of management strategies in ningaloo marine park, Western Australia

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Thebaud, O and Little, LR and Fulton, E, Evaluation of management strategies in ningaloo marine park, Western Australia, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 6, (1-2) pp. 102-119. ISSN 1756-2538 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1504/IJSSOC.2014.057892

Abstract

The spatial, multi-species nature of coral reef fisheries makes them notoriously difficult to manage. We have developed a simulation modelling approach to examine the effect of management options on the recreational fishery of Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, that targets Spangled Emperor (Lethrinus nebulosus) model. Results show the effects of historical fishing mortality on the depletion of Spangled Emperor and the potential biological and social effects of changes in the sanctuary zones under a range of scenarios. The inherent trade-offs between the ecological and social objectives identified by the stakeholders are characterised. Some management strategies clearly perform better than others with respect to the social objectives pursued in the fishery, although none manages to improve its ecological status.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:management strategy evaluation, marine protected area, Ningaloo marine park, recreational fishing, reef line fishery
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:Little, LR (Dr Richard Little)
Author:Fulton, E (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)
ID Code:119530
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-08-02
Last Modified:2017-08-09
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