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Ecosystem-Based Management in Fiji: Successes and Challenges after Five Years of Implementation

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dc.contributor.author Jupiter, Stacy
dc.contributor.author Egli, Daniel P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-13T21:01:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-13T21:01:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6783
dc.description.abstract "In 2005, a network of 3 large, district-wide marine protected areas (MPAs) and 17 village-managed closures (tabu) was established in Kubulau District, Fiji. Underwater visual census (UVC) data of fish biomass and benthic cover were collected between 2007 and 2009 and analysed with PERMANOVA and ANOSIM to assess differences between closed and open areas. High reef fish biomass(>1000 kg/ha) within closures, significantly elevated over open areas, was consistently observed from: (1) tabu areas on naturally productive reefs within visual distance from villages; and (2) the large, long-term permanent closure located away from fishing pressure. Factors that may have contributed to low fish biomass within closures include small size of closures; noncompliance with management rules; and disclosure of management success to fishers from villages with high reliance on fisheries products. Future success of the network depends on improving awareness of management rules and ensuring implementation within a broader ecosystem framework." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject marine resources en_US
dc.subject protected areas en_US
dc.title Ecosystem-Based Management in Fiji: Successes and Challenges after Five Years of Implementation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Pacific and Australia en_US
dc.coverage.country Fiji en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Journal of Marine Biology en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 1-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth August en_US

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