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Fishing industry and related perspectives on the issues raised by no-take marine protected area proposals

Jones, PJS; (2008) Fishing industry and related perspectives on the issues raised by no-take marine protected area proposals. MAR POLICY , 32 (4) 749 - 758. 10.1016/j.marpol.2007.12.009. Green open access

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Abstract

In the face of growing calls for no-take marine protected areas (NTMPAs), the views of fishing industry representatives in south-west (SW) England on related issues are analysed. Only 23% thought NTMPAs were the way forward and a range of concerns were expressed, e.g. that the 'terrestrial' protected areas approach and related biodiversity conservation objectives will be extended to the seas, and that fish yield reductions from the loss of access to NTMPAs are very unlikely to be compensated for through spillover/export. Some interesting approaches to ameliorating these concerns emerged, such as being open and honest that NTMPAs are primarily intended to achieve biodiversity conservation benefits, reducing uncertainty concerning the potential for any secondary fisheries spillover/export benefits, justifying NTMPAs on an objective, rational basis rather than on a subjective, precautionary basis, and the quid pro quo streamlining of wider fisheries management approaches. This research reveals a more diverse range of perspectives amongst fishing industry representatives on the issues raised by NTMPA proposals than is often assumed. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Fishing industry and related perspectives on the issues raised by no-take marine protected area proposals
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2007.12.009
Keywords: marine protected areas, fishing industry views, FISHERIES MANAGEMENT, CONSERVATION BENEFITS, RESERVES
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/14064
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