Conservation and Community Benefits from Traditional Coral Reef Management at Ahus Island, Papua New Guinea

@article{Cinner2005ConservationAC,
  title={Conservation and Community Benefits from Traditional Coral Reef Management at Ahus Island, Papua New Guinea},
  author={Joshua E. Cinner and Michael J. Marnane and Tim R. McClanahan},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19}
}
Abstract:  We investigated traditional coral reef management practices at Ahus Island, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea, to evaluate their social role in the community and potential to conserve reef ecosystems. For generations, Ahus Islanders have prohibited spear and net fishing within six delineated areas of their reef lagoon. One to three times per year, fish are briefly harvested from the restricted areas to provide food for ceremonial occasions. Underwater visual censuses of fishes… 

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