Dispersal of grouper larvae drives local resource sharing in a coral reef fishery

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562705
Title:
Dispersal of grouper larvae drives local resource sharing in a coral reef fishery
Authors:
Almany, Glenn R.; Hamilton, Richard J.; Bode, Michael; Matawai, Manuai; Potuku, Tapas; Saenz Agudelo, Pablo; Planes, Serge; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 ) ; Rhodes, Kevin L.; Thorrold, Simon R.; Russ, Garry Ronald; Jones, Geoffrey P.
Abstract:
In many tropical nations, fisheries management requires a community-based approach because small customary marine tenure areas define the spatial scale of management [1]. However, the fate of larvae originating from a community's tenure is unknown, and thus the degree to which a community can expect their management actions to replenish the fisheries within their tenure is unclear [2, 3]. Furthermore, whether and how much larval dispersal links tenure areas can provide a strong basis for cooperative management [4, 5]. Using genetic parentage analysis, we measured larval dispersal from a single, managed spawning aggregation of squaretail coral grouper (Plectropomus areolatus) and determined its contribution to fisheries replenishment within five community tenure areas up to 33 km from the aggregation at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Within the community tenure area containing the aggregation, 17%-25% of juveniles were produced by the aggregation. In four adjacent tenure areas, 6%-17% of juveniles were from the aggregation. Larval dispersal kernels predict that 50% of larvae settled within 14 km of the aggregation. These results strongly suggest that both local and cooperative management actions can provide fisheries benefits to communities over small spatial scales. © 2013 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:
Apr-2013
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2013.03.006
PubMed ID:
23541728
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09609822
Sponsors:
We thank the communities of Timonai, Tawi, Locha, Pere, and Mbunai for their assistance and permission to work on their reefs; C. Costello for field assistance; N. Tolou and S. Baksay for genetic analysis; D.C. Lou for otolith analysis; R.H. Kuiter and J.E. Randall for photographs; and S.R. Connolly, A. Green, T.P. Hughes, K. McLeod, M.S. Webster, and R. Weeks for comments on drafts. Funding was provided by the Australian Research Council (ARC), ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The Nature Conservancy's Rodney Johnson/Katherine Ordway Stewardship Endowment, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and The David and Lucille Packard Foundation. This work was conducted in accordance with James Cook University's ethics guidelines for research involving animal subjects and human participation.
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dc.contributor.authorAlmany, Glenn R.en
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Richard J.en
dc.contributor.authorBode, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorMatawai, Manuaien
dc.contributor.authorPotuku, Tapasen
dc.contributor.authorSaenz Agudelo, Pabloen
dc.contributor.authorPlanes, Sergeen
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Kevin L.en
dc.contributor.authorThorrold, Simon R.en
dc.contributor.authorRuss, Garry Ronalden
dc.contributor.authorJones, Geoffrey P.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:02:19Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:02:19Zen
dc.date.issued2013-04en
dc.identifier.issn09609822en
dc.identifier.pmid23541728en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cub.2013.03.006en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562705en
dc.description.abstractIn many tropical nations, fisheries management requires a community-based approach because small customary marine tenure areas define the spatial scale of management [1]. However, the fate of larvae originating from a community's tenure is unknown, and thus the degree to which a community can expect their management actions to replenish the fisheries within their tenure is unclear [2, 3]. Furthermore, whether and how much larval dispersal links tenure areas can provide a strong basis for cooperative management [4, 5]. Using genetic parentage analysis, we measured larval dispersal from a single, managed spawning aggregation of squaretail coral grouper (Plectropomus areolatus) and determined its contribution to fisheries replenishment within five community tenure areas up to 33 km from the aggregation at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Within the community tenure area containing the aggregation, 17%-25% of juveniles were produced by the aggregation. In four adjacent tenure areas, 6%-17% of juveniles were from the aggregation. Larval dispersal kernels predict that 50% of larvae settled within 14 km of the aggregation. These results strongly suggest that both local and cooperative management actions can provide fisheries benefits to communities over small spatial scales. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the communities of Timonai, Tawi, Locha, Pere, and Mbunai for their assistance and permission to work on their reefs; C. Costello for field assistance; N. Tolou and S. Baksay for genetic analysis; D.C. Lou for otolith analysis; R.H. Kuiter and J.E. Randall for photographs; and S.R. Connolly, A. Green, T.P. Hughes, K. McLeod, M.S. Webster, and R. Weeks for comments on drafts. Funding was provided by the Australian Research Council (ARC), ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The Nature Conservancy's Rodney Johnson/Katherine Ordway Stewardship Endowment, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and The David and Lucille Packard Foundation. This work was conducted in accordance with James Cook University's ethics guidelines for research involving animal subjects and human participation.en
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.titleDispersal of grouper larvae drives local resource sharing in a coral reef fisheryen
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, Australian Res Council Ctr Excellence Coral Reef, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionJames Cook Univ, Sch Marine & Trop Biol, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionNature Conservancy, Indo Pacific Div, West End, Qld 4101, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Melbourne, Australian Res Council Ctr Excellence Environm De, Sch Bot, Parkville, Vic 3010, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionNature Conservancy, Manus Field Off, Lorengau, Manus Province, Papua N Guineaen
dc.contributor.institutionNature Conservancy, Kavieng Field Off, Kavieng, New Ireland Pro, Papua N Guineaen
dc.contributor.institutionCtr Rech Insulaires & Observ Environm, EPHE CNRS, USR 3278, Moorea 98729, Fr Polynesiaen
dc.contributor.institutionLab Excellent CORAIL, Moorea 98729, Fr Polynesiaen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Hawaii, Coll Agr Forestry & Nat Resource Management, Hilo, HI 96720 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionWoods Hole Oceanog Inst, Dept Biol, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USAen
kaust.authorSaenz Agudelo, Pabloen
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en

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