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This is a selection of scientific reports and papers on contemporary marine science research and monitoring studies. There is an emphasis on bringing overseas information to you that is relevant to New Zealand issues and MPA processes. Studies focused on marine reserves and network design are a major area of current marine science work internationally. Many of these studies are highly valuable as background to our understanding of the marine world here in New Zealand and the challenge of managing exploitation and a growing population.

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This file has a .pdf extensionMPA News Jan_Feb 2011, number 118
Author(s): MPA News

MPA NEWS, Vol. 12, No. 4 (January-February 2011)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Comparing Two Methods of Building MPA Networks: One Site at a Time vs. All at
Once
Network Launched for Managers of Very Large MPAs
MPA Perspective: Autonomous Vessels Offer New Tool for MPA Research and
Enforcement
Letters to the Editor
Science Spotlight: Studies on Larval Export, MPA Impacts on Communities
Notes & News: MPA web domains for sale - Purse seine closures - California -
Raja Ampat - US - IMCC2 - MPAs in fisheries management

Added to archive on 01/25/2011 and placed in the following categories: Fisheries Management International | Marine Biodiversity International | MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA News | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMPA News Vol 12 November_December 2010
Author(s): MPA News

MPA NEWS, Vol. 12, No. 3 (November-December 2010)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
With Global MPA Coverage Falling Short of 10% Target, Biodiversity Summit
Extends Deadline
Views on Global MPA Coverage and the 10% Target: Interview with Kristina Gjerde
and Mark Spalding
More Outputs from the Convention on Biological Diversity Meeting: Publications,
Awards, Debt Swap
Large New MPAs Designated in North Atlantic, South America, Western Australia
Five-Year Study Releases Findings on Effects of MPAs
Program to Help Displaced Fishers Ends Up Costing 25 Times More than Planned
Letters to the Editor: On Chagos, MPA terminology
Notes & News: Carbon-neutral MPA - Shark sanctuaries - Plastic in MPAs -
French-funded MPAs - Applying IUCN categories - Parks Canada
Reef Resilience: Management Tips to Prepare for Ocean Acidification
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Added to archive on 12/04/2010 and placed in the following categories: Climate Change | Fisheries Management International | Marine Biodiversity International | MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA News | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMPA news May_June 2010
Author(s): MPA News

MPA news is a Global News and Analysis on Marine Protected Areas. In this May_June 2010 issue the education spotlight is on our very own Experiencing Marine Reserves programme.
This issue features :
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico contributing millions of litres of crude oil entering the water column daily
The MPA around the Chagos Archipelego touted as the largest MPA in the world, yet the degree in which fishing will be restricted remains unclear
MPA law enforcement
Whale Sanctuary in Tokelau
Phoenix Islands Protected Area starts fundraising; no-take area to increase over time and much more…

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Added to archive on 05/13/2010 and placed in the following categories: Experiencing Marine Reserves | Fisheries Management International | MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA News | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ | Pacific Whale Research and Conservation | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionThe Science of Marine Reserves
Author(s): PISCO

This paper is produced by the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). It discusses the science behind marine reserves as a management tool. It compares the type of protection marine reserves offer to other marine protection tools such as marine parks or marine sanctuaries and concludes that these tools do not generate the same effects as marine reserves as they provide far less protection. The paper notes that marine reserves are only one tool for managing ocean eco-systems, but notes that most recent scientific research shows that marine reserves usually boost the abundance, diversity and size of marine species living within their borders.

This report has a video component of the same title which you can view here -

Added to archive on 06/25/2007 and placed in the following categories: Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMarine protected area improves yield without disadvantaging fishers
Author(s): Kerwath etal 2013

Sven E. Kerwath1,2, Henning Winker2, Albrecht Go¨tz3 & Colin G. Attwood2

Potential fishery benefits of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are widely acknowledged, yet seldom demonstrated, as fishery data series that straddle MPA establishment are seldom available. Here we postulate, based on a 15-year time series of nation-wide, spatially referenced catch and effort data, that the establishment of the Goukamma MPA (18 km alongshore; 40 km2) benefited the adjacent fishery for roman (Chrysoblephus laticeps), a South
African endemic seabream. Roman-directed catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) in the vicinity of the new MPA immediately increased, contradicting trends across this species’ distribution. The increase continued after 5 years, the time lag expected for larval export, effectively doubling the pre-MPA CPUE after 10 years. We find no indication that establishing the MPA caused a systematic drop in total catch or increased travel distances for the fleet. Our results provide
rare empirical evidence of rapidly increasing catch rates after MPA implementation without measurable disadvantages for fishers.

Added to archive on 10/01/2013 and placed in the following categories: Fisheries Management NZ | Fisheries Management International | Marine Policy Documents NZ | MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA News | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionProposal for Ross Sea MPA
Author(s): COMMISSION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ANTARCTIC MARINE LIVING RESOURCES

The delegations of New Zealand and the United States propose the establishment by the Commission
for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources􀀃(Commission or CCAMLR) of a marine
protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region (“Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area”). In
recognition of the exceptional ecological value and scientific importance of the Ross Sea Region, our
delegations propose to establish this MPA to conserve living marine resources; maintain ecosystem
structure and function; protect vital ecosystem processes and areas of ecological significance; and
establish reference areas that will promote scientific research. This proposal is consistent with
Conservation Measure 91-04 (2011) and the scientific conclusions and processes, reviewed by the
Scientific Committee, from which the United States and New Zealand developed their original MPA
scenarios for the Ross Sea Region. This proposal was last submitted to CCAMLR as CCAMLRXXXI/
16 Rev. 1 on October 29, 2012, during the 31st Meeting of the Commission. Except where noted
in strikethrough/bold, the text of the proposed Conservation Measure is the same as that submitted on
October 29, 2012. The delegations of New Zealand and the United States appreciate the many
comments received from other Members on proposals for a Ross Sea Region MPA, including at
CCAMLR XXX, XXXI and intersessionally. We look forward to working together with Members in
Bremerhaven to achieve consensus to establish this MPA.

Added to archive on 07/07/2013 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity International | MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International | Ross Sea | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMarine Reserves Have Rapid and Lasting Effects
Author(s): Benjamin S Halpern and Robert R Warner

This report reviews 112 independent measurements of 80 reserves to assess how marine reserves actually affect the area they are intended to protect. The authors submit that their study shows that the higher average values of density, biomass, average organism size, and diversity inside reserves (relative to controls) reach mean levels within a short (1–3 y) period of time and that the values are subsequently consistent across reserves of all ages (up to 40 y). Therefore, biological responses inside marine reserves appear to develop quickly and last through time. They conclude that this result should facilitate use of marine reserves in the management of marine resources.

Added to archive on 06/25/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionEffects of Marine Reserves on Adjacent Fisheries
Author(s): Callum M Roberts et al

This paper discusses marine reserves as effective conservation and fishery management tools. The paper acknowledges that while there have been robust demonstrations of conservation benefits, benefits to fisheries remain controversial. The authors investigate the effects of marine reserves in Florida and St. Lucia and conclude that within five years of the creation of a network of marine reserves, adjacent fisheries were enhanced. The authors submit that their study confirms theoretical predictions that marine reserves can play a key role in supporting fisheries.

Added to archive on 06/25/2007 and placed in the following categories: Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionWhy the International Community Needs to Help Create Marine Reserves
Author(s): Daniel Pauly

This is a presentation of Daniel Pauly from the ‘Sea Around Us Project’ from a meeting at the United Nations Open-Ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea. It is an effective presentation demonstrating the stark decline in world fisheries, some of the economic issues associated with that.

Added to archive on 06/25/2007 and placed in the following categories: Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionNo-take Reserve Networks: Protection for Fishery Populations and Marine Eco-systems
Author(s): Steven N Murray et al

This paper argues that improved management approaches are needed to reduce the rate at which humans are depleting exploited marine populations and degrading marine eco-systems. Networks of no-take marine reserves are argued to be a promising soluction to this problem. The authors submit that no-take marine reserves are process-orientated precautionary management strategies: as an addition to other conservation strategies, they can improve the status of exploited populations while conserving marine resources for future generations.

Added to archive on 06/25/2007 and placed in the following categories: Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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