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dc.contributor.authorWaldie, Peter A.
dc.contributor.authorAlmany, Glenn R.
dc.contributor.authorSinclair-Taylor, Tane
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Richard J.
dc.contributor.authorPotuku, Tapas
dc.contributor.authorPriest, Mark
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Kevin L.
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Jan
dc.contributor.authorCinner, Joshua E.
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T12:22:30Z
dc.date.available2016-03-21T12:22:30Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-09
dc.identifier.citationRestricted grouper reproductive migrations support community-based management 2016, 3 (3):150694 Royal Society Open Science
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703
dc.identifier.pmid27069662
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsos.150694
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/602359
dc.description.abstractConservation commonly requires trade-offs between social and ecological goals. For tropical small-scale fisheries, spatial scales of socially appropriate management are generally small—the median no-take locally managed marine area (LMMA) area throughout the Pacific is less than 1 km2. This is of particular concern for large coral reef fishes, such as many species of grouper, which migrate to aggregations to spawn. Current data suggest that the catchment areas (i.e. total area from which individuals are drawn) of such aggregations are at spatial scales that preclude effective community-based management with no-take LMMAs. We used acoustic telemetry and tag-returns to examine reproductive migrations and catchment areas of the grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus at a spawning aggregation in Papua New Guinea. Protection of the resultant catchment area of approximately 16 km2 using a no-take LMMA is socially untenable here and throughout much of the Pacific region. However, we found that spawning migrations were skewed towards shorter distances. Consequently, expanding the current 0.2 km2 no-take LMMA to 1–2 km2 would protect approximately 30–50% of the spawning population throughout the non-spawning season. Contrasting with current knowledge, our results demonstrate that species with moderate reproductive migrations can be managed at scales congruous with spatially restricted management tools.
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by the Australian Research Council (ARC), ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The Nature Conservancy, Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation. Baseline research funds were provided to M.L.B. from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and support from the KAUST Red Sea Research Center.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe Royal Society
dc.relation.urlhttp://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rsos.150694
dc.rightsPublished by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.subjectfish spawning aggregation
dc.subjectEpinephelidae
dc.subjectmovement ecology
dc.subjectmarine protected areas
dc.subjectacoustic telemetry
dc.subjectmarine reserve
dc.titleRestricted grouper reproductive migrations support community-based management
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentReef Ecology Lab
dc.identifier.journalRoyal Society Open Science
dc.relation.referencesWaldie, P. A., Almany, G. R., Sinclair-Taylor, T. H., Hamilton, R. J., Potuku, T., Priest, M. A., … Berumen, M. L. (2016). Data from: Restricted grouper reproductive migrations support community-based management (Version 1) [Data set]. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.26j85
dc.relation.referencesDOI:10.5061/DRYAD.26J85
dc.relation.referencesHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624167
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dc.contributor.institutionAustralian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionCRIOBE—USR 3278, CNRS-EPHE-UPVD and Laboratoire d’Excellence ‘CORAIL’, 58 Avenue Paul Alduy, Perpignan Cedex 66860, France
dc.contributor.institutionIndo-Pacific Division, The Nature Conservancy, South Brisbane, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionKavieng Field Office, The Nature Conservancy, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Spatial Ecology Laboratory and Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionMarAlliance, PO Box 283, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personSinclair-Taylor, Tane
kaust.personPriest, Mark
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T15:16:14Z
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitRed Sea Research Center
dc.date.published-online2016-03-09
dc.date.published-print2016-03


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