Managing mobile species with MPAs : the effects of mobility , larval dispersal , and fishing mortality on closure size

@inproceedings{Quesne2009ManagingMS,
  title={Managing mobile species with MPAs : the effects of mobility , larval dispersal , and fishing mortality on closure size},
  author={W. J. F. Le Quesne and Edward A Codling and Le Quesne},
  year={2009}
}
The use of closed areas (marine protected areas, marine reserves, no-take zones) has been suggested as a possible solution to the perceived global fisheries crisis. However, to optimize the design and evaluate the effectiveness of closed areas, we need to understand the interaction between larval dispersal, adult mobility, and fishing mortality. In this paper, a simple, spatially explicit dynamic population model was developed to examine the effects of these interacting factors on optimal… CONTINUE READING