Uncertainty and the active adaptive management of marine reserves

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    Abstract

    Unpredictable environmental fluctuations are a major problem in fisheries. To mitigate these uncertainties, reserves are advocated to help ensure population persistence, reduce population and harvest variance, provide a 'hedge' against management failures and increase resilience. Using recent insights from the modelling of marine reserves, we propose a six-step process for establishing and adaptively managing reserves for fishery purposes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)471479
    JournalMarine Policy
    Volume29
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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