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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 extensionPlugging a Hole in the Ocean: The Emerging Science of Marine Reserves
Author(s): Jane Lubchenco et al

In this paper the authors briefly explore the challenges facing the world’s oceans today and the emerging tools available to manage the problem. They discuss the benefits of different levels of marine protection, and the recent literature on the scientific research of marine reserves. They also discuss the recently released Scientific Consensus Statement released by the AAAS.

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 extensionThe Case for Data-less Marine Resource Management: Examples from Tropical Nearshore Finfisheries
Author(s): R E Johannes

Managing most marine finfisheries to achieve optimum yields is an unattainable dream. The author argues in this paper that protecting these resources from serious depletion through precautionary management seems the only practical option. However, the author accepts that even this is of limited application if scientific data is demanded for each managed fishery - there are too few researchers to do the work and, in any event, such research would usually not be cost-effective. The paper concludes that we need not merely precautionary management; we need data-less management.

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 extensionBenefits Beyond Boundaries: The Fishery Effects of Marine Reserves
Author(s): Fiona Gell and Callum Roberts

This paper discusses the recent emergence of the idea of marine reserves as fisheries management tools combined with the developing interest in ecosystem-based management, and observations of incidental fisheries benefits from reserves established for conservation. In this paper the authors argue, in light of new evidence, that by integrating large-scale networks of marine reserves into fishery management, we could reverse global fishery declines and provide urgently needed protection for marine species and their habitats.

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 extensionScientific Consensus Statement on Marine Reserves and Marine Protected Areas
Author(s): American Association for the Advancement of Science

The Statement is a short and succinct summary of scientific knowledge about marine protected areas and marine reserves. The Statement is a joint effort of NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis) scientists and the academic scientists participating in a meeting on marine reserves convened by COMPASS (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea). The Statement is based on results from a working group of international scientists from NCEAS who were charged with developing better scientific understanding of marine protected areas and marine reserves. It was drafted in response to requests from a wide range of stakeholders for a succint, non-technical (but scientifically accurate) summary of the current scientific knowledge about marine reserves.

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

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