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The Development of Criteria for Establishing and Monitoring No-take Refuges for Rockfishes and Other Rocky Habitat Fishes in Puget Sound

  title={The Development of Criteria for Establishing and Monitoring No-take Refuges for Rockfishes and Other Rocky Habitat Fishes in Puget Sound},
  author={Wayne A. Palsson},
Rockfish populations in Puget Sound have shown declines in size, abundance, and reproductive success since the mid-1970s to such an extent that they are being considered under the Endangered Species Act as threatened or endangered. Previous research has shown that rockfishes and lingcod living in no-take refuges are larger, more abundant, and have higher reproductive capacities than in comparable fished areas. These results and others factors have prompted many agencies and organizations to… 

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