Comparison of outcomes of permanently closed and periodically harvested coral reef reserves.

@article{Bartlett2009ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of outcomes of permanently closed and periodically harvested coral reef reserves.},
  author={C Y Bartlett and C Manua and Joshua Eli Cinner and Scott Sutton and Rosmy Jimmy and Robert South and Jerry Nilsson and Jagmeet Raina},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1475-84}
}
In many areas of the developing world, the establishment of permanent marine reserves is inhibited by cultural norms or socioeconomic pressures. Community conserved areas that are periodically harvested are increasingly being implemented as fisheries management tools, but few researchers have empirically compared them with permanently closed reserves. We used a hierarchical control-impact experimental design to compare the abundance and biomass of reef fishes, invertebrates, and substrate… CONTINUE READING
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