Positive Catch & Economic Benefits of Periodic Octopus Fishery Closures: Do Effective, Narrowly Targeted Actions ‘Catalyze’ Broader Management?

@inproceedings{Oliver2015PositiveC,
  title={Positive Catch & Economic Benefits of Periodic Octopus Fishery Closures: Do Effective, Narrowly Targeted Actions ‘Catalyze’ Broader Management?},
  author={Thomas A. Oliver and Kirsten L. L. Oleson and Hajanaina Ratsimbazafy and Daniel Raberinary and Sophie Benbow and Alasdair Harris and Dennis M Higgs},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
OVERVIEW Eight years of octopus fishery records from southwest Madagascar reveal significant positive impacts from 36 periodic closures on: (a) fishery catches and (b) village fishery income, such that (c) economic benefits from increased landings outweigh costs of foregone catch. Closures covered ~20% of a village's fished area and lasted 2-7 months. FISHERY CATCHES FROM EACH CLOSED SITE Octopus landings and catch per unit effort (CPUE) significantly increased in the 30 days following a… CONTINUE READING
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