Working with, not against, coral-reef fisheries

  title={Working with, not against, coral-reef fisheries},
  author={Charles Birkeland},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
The fisheries policies of some Pacific island nations are more appropriate to the biology of their resources than are some of the fisheries policies of more industrialized countries. Exclusive local ownership of natural resources in Palau encourages adjustive management on biologically relevant scales of time and space and promotes responsibility by reducing the tragedy of the commons. The presence of large individuals in fish populations and adequate size of spawning aggregations are more… CONTINUE READING
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