Larval export from marine reserves and the recruitment benefit for fish and fisheries

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561404
Title:
Larval export from marine reserves and the recruitment benefit for fish and fisheries
Authors:
Harrison, Hugo B.; Williamson, David H.; Evans, Richard D.; Almany, Glenn R.; Thorrold, Simon R.; Russ, Garry Ronald; Feldheim, Kevin Andrew; Van Herwerden, Lynne Van; Planes, Serge; Srinivasan, Maya; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 ) ; Jones, Geoffrey P.
Abstract:
Marine reserves, areas closed to all forms of fishing, continue to be advocated and implemented to supplement fisheries and conserve populations [1-4]. However, although the reproductive potential of important fishery species can dramatically increase inside reserves [5-8], the extent to which larval offspring are exported and the relative contribution of reserves to recruitment in fished and protected populations are unknown [4, 9-11]. Using genetic parentage analyses, we resolve patterns of larval dispersal for two species of exploited coral reef fish within a network of marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef. In a 1,000 km 2 study area, populations resident in three reserves exported 83% (coral trout, Plectropomus maculatus) and 55% (stripey snapper, Lutjanus carponotatus) of assigned offspring to fished reefs, with the remainder having recruited to natal reserves or other reserves in the region. We estimate that reserves, which account for just 28% of the local reef area, produced approximately half of all juvenile recruitment to both reserve and fished reefs within 30 km. Our results provide compelling evidence that adequately protected reserve networks can make a significant contribution to the replenishment of populations on both reserve and fished reefs at a scale that benefits local stakeholders. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Marine Science Program; Reef Ecology Lab
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Current Biology
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2012.04.008
PubMed ID:
22633811
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09609822
Sponsors:
We thank B. Sawynok (Infofish Services), members of the Gladstone and Keppel Bay Sportfishing Clubs, and numerous field volunteers for assistance with sample collection. We are grateful for comments, data, or help from P. Costello, J. Cribb, I. Fuertes-Jerez, T. Hughes, A. Lewis, D. Lou, T. Mannering, L. McCook, A. Pihier, P. Saenz-Agudelo, and D. Wachenfeld. Microsatellite enrichment was carried out in the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, and genetic analyses were carried out in the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, James Cook University. This work was funded by the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility, the Australian Research Council, and the Packard Foundation. Field sampling was conducted under Marine Parks permit No. G06/17981.1 and Queensland General Fisheries permit No. 87381. The work was conducted under JCU Ethics approval A1001.
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dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Hugo B.en
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, David H.en
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Richard D.en
dc.contributor.authorAlmany, Glenn R.en
dc.contributor.authorThorrold, Simon R.en
dc.contributor.authorRuss, Garry Ronalden
dc.contributor.authorFeldheim, Kevin Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorVan Herwerden, Lynne Vanen
dc.contributor.authorPlanes, Sergeen
dc.contributor.authorSrinivasan, Mayaen
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.contributor.authorJones, Geoffrey P.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:56:13Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:56:13Zen
dc.date.issued2012-06en
dc.identifier.issn09609822en
dc.identifier.pmid22633811en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cub.2012.04.008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561404en
dc.description.abstractMarine reserves, areas closed to all forms of fishing, continue to be advocated and implemented to supplement fisheries and conserve populations [1-4]. However, although the reproductive potential of important fishery species can dramatically increase inside reserves [5-8], the extent to which larval offspring are exported and the relative contribution of reserves to recruitment in fished and protected populations are unknown [4, 9-11]. Using genetic parentage analyses, we resolve patterns of larval dispersal for two species of exploited coral reef fish within a network of marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef. In a 1,000 km 2 study area, populations resident in three reserves exported 83% (coral trout, Plectropomus maculatus) and 55% (stripey snapper, Lutjanus carponotatus) of assigned offspring to fished reefs, with the remainder having recruited to natal reserves or other reserves in the region. We estimate that reserves, which account for just 28% of the local reef area, produced approximately half of all juvenile recruitment to both reserve and fished reefs within 30 km. Our results provide compelling evidence that adequately protected reserve networks can make a significant contribution to the replenishment of populations on both reserve and fished reefs at a scale that benefits local stakeholders. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank B. Sawynok (Infofish Services), members of the Gladstone and Keppel Bay Sportfishing Clubs, and numerous field volunteers for assistance with sample collection. We are grateful for comments, data, or help from P. Costello, J. Cribb, I. Fuertes-Jerez, T. Hughes, A. Lewis, D. Lou, T. Mannering, L. McCook, A. Pihier, P. Saenz-Agudelo, and D. Wachenfeld. Microsatellite enrichment was carried out in the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, and genetic analyses were carried out in the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, James Cook University. This work was funded by the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility, the Australian Research Council, and the Packard Foundation. Field sampling was conducted under Marine Parks permit No. G06/17981.1 and Queensland General Fisheries permit No. 87381. The work was conducted under JCU Ethics approval A1001.en
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.titleLarval export from marine reserves and the recruitment benefit for fish and fisheriesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentReef Ecology Laben
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionJames Cook Univ, Sch Marine & Trop Biol, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionJames Cook Univ, Australian Res Council Ctr Excellence Coral Reef, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Perpignan, CBETM, USR CRIOBE CNRS EPHE 3278, F-66860 Perpignan, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionDept Environm & Conservat, Perth, WA 6151, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Western Australia, Oceans Inst, Sch Plant Biol, Crawley, WA 6009, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionWoods Hole Oceanog Inst, Dept Biol, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionField Museum Nat Hist, Pritzker Lab Mol Systemat & Evolut, Chicago, IL 60605 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionLab Excellence CORAIL, Moorea 98729, Fr Polynesiaen
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en

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