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Author Agar, J.; Shivlani, M.; Fleming, C.; Solís, D.
Title Small-scale fishers' perceptions about the performance of seasonal closures in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Ocean & Coastal Management Abbreviated Journal Ocean & Coastal Management
Volume 175 Issue Pages 33-42
Keywords Puerto Rico; spawning aggregations; fisheries
Abstract The targeting of spawning aggregations is one of the most significant pressures facing coral reef ecosystems. The use of seasonal closures has been advanced for protecting aggregating fisheries for which managers have limited information on the location and timing of their reproductive events; however, few studies have examined the performance of these types of closures. This study assesses the perceptions of 150 fishers regarding the performance of seasonal closures in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our results show that most fishers perceived that seasonal closures are effective fishery management measures. Across the six seasonal closures examined, fishers reported that these closures protected spawning aggregations and, to a lesser degree, increased fish abundance. These measures, however, did not always improve fishers' livelihoods nor result in their support for the seasonal closures. The loss of resource and market access during periods of high consumer demand and overlapping seasonal closures were the main causes of financial distress.
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Call Number FCI @ refbase @ Serial 2338
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Author Alvarez, S.; Solís, D.; Hwang, J.
Title Modeling shellfish harvest policies for food safety: Wild oyster harvest restrictions to prevent foodborne Vibrio vulnificus Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Food Policy Abbreviated Journal Food Policy
Volume 83 Issue Pages 219-230
Keywords Fisheries; foodborne disease; Vibrio vulnificus
Abstract Vibrio vulnificus has been identified as one of the main causative agents of foodborne disease associated with shellfish consumption. Infections of V. vulnificus increase during the summer months due to higher densities of the bacteria in warmer water and inappropriate handling of shellfish. In Florida, the daily harvest period is regulated to control the length of time between shellfish harvest and processing, and this harvest period has been recently reduced during the summer months to decrease the risk of foodborne disease. Adoption of this public health policy can affect the profitability and economic sustainability of wild oyster harvesters, especially in resource-dependent coastal communities. This study develops a dynamic and stochastic bioeconomic model to assess the impact of this policy on fishers’ harvest and revenues, and weighs that impact against the policy’s potential public health benefits. Our results show that fishers will experience reduced harvests early in the season due to the shorter harvest hours, but this initial loss is partially recouped later in the season as harvests remain high for longer than they would have if the policy were not in place. This study highlights the relationship between food safety interventions and management of fishery resources, and provides a comprehensive framework for evaluating the costs and benefits associated with such interventions.
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Author Dee, L.E.; Miller, S.J.; Peavey, L.E.; Bradley, D.; Gentry, R.R.; Startz, R.; Gaines, S.D.; Lester, S.E.
Title Functional diversity of catch mitigates negative effects of temperature variability on fisheries yields Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Abbreviated Journal Proc. R. Soc. B
Volume 283 Issue 1836 Pages 20161435
Keywords ecosystem services; functional diversity; temperature variability; fisheries; biodiversity
Abstract Temperature variation within a year can impact biological processes driving population abundances. The implications for the ecosystem services these populations provide, including food production from marine fisheries, are poorly understood. Whether and how temperature variability impacts fishery yields may depend on the number of harvested species and differences in their responses to varying temperatures. Drawing from previous theoretical and empirical studies, we predict that greater temperature variability within years will reduce yields, but harvesting a larger number of species, especially a more functionally diverse set, will decrease this impact. Using a global marine fisheries dataset, we find that within-year temperature variability reduces yields, but current levels of functional diversity (FD) of targeted species, measured using traits related to species' responses to temperature, largely offset this effect. Globally, high FD of catch could avoid annual losses in yield of 6.8% relative to projections if FD were degraded to the lowest level observed in the data. By contrast, species richness in the catch and in the ecosystem did not provide a similar mitigating effect. This work provides novel empirical evidence that short-term temperature variability can negatively impact the provisioning of ecosystem services, but that FD can buffer these negative impacts.
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Call Number FCI @ refbase @ Serial 1145
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Author Gordon, T.A.C.; Harding, H.R.; Clever, F.K.; Davidson, I.K.; Davison, W.; Montgomery, D.W.; Weatherhead, R.C.; Windsor, F.M.; Armstrong, J.D.; Bardonnet, A.; Bergman, E.; Britton, J.R.; Côté, I.M.; D'agostino, D.; Greenberg, L.A.; Harborne, A.R.; Kahilainen, K.K.; Metcalfe, N.B.; Mills, S.C.; Milner, N.J.; Mittermayer, F.H.; Montorio, L.; Nedelec, S.L.; Prokkola, J.M.; Rutterford, L.A.; Salvanes, A.G.V.; Simpson, S.D.; Vainikka, A.; Pinnegar, J.K.; Santos, E.M.
Title Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations Type Journal Article
Year 2018 Publication Journal of Fish Biology Abbreviated Journal J Fish Biol
Volume 92 Issue 3 Pages 804-827
Keywords challenges; fish; fisheries; future; global change; sustainability
Abstract Populations of fishes provide valuable services for billions of people, but face diverse and interacting threats that jeopardize their sustainability. Human population growth and intensifying resource use for food, water, energy and goods are compromising fish populations through a variety of mechanisms, including overfishing, habitat degradation and declines in water quality. The important challenges raised by these issues have been recognized and have led to considerable advances over past decades in managing and mitigating threats to fishes worldwide. In this review, we identify the major threats faced by fish populations alongside recent advances that are helping to address these issues. There are very significant efforts worldwide directed towards ensuring a sustainable future for the world's fishes and fisheries and those who rely on them. Although considerable challenges remain, by drawing attention to successful mitigation of threats to fish and fisheries we hope to provide the encouragement and direction that will allow these challenges to be overcome in the future.
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Call Number FCI @ refbase @ Serial 1955
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Author Kearney, K.A.; Butler, M.; Glazer, R.; Kelble, C.R.; Serafy, J.E.; Stabenau, E.
Title Quantifying Florida Bay Habitat Suitability for Fishes and Invertebrates Under Climate Change Scenarios Type Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication Environmental Management Abbreviated Journal Environmental Management
Volume 55 Issue 4 Pages 836-856
Keywords Climate change; Scenario modeling; Sea level rise; Fisheries
Abstract The Florida Bay ecosystem supports a number of economically important ecosystem services, including several recreational fisheries, which may be affected by changing salinity and temperature due to climate change. In this paper, we use a combination of physical models and habitat suitability index models to quantify the effects of potential climate change scenarios on a variety of juvenile fish and lobster species in Florida Bay. The climate scenarios include alterations in sea level, evaporation and precipitation rates, coastal runoff, and water temperature. We find that the changes in habitat suitability vary in both magnitude and direction across the scenarios and species, but are on average small. Only one of the seven species we investigate (Lagodon rhomboides, i.e., pinfish) sees a sizable decrease in optimal habitat under any of the scenarios. This suggests that the estuarine fauna of Florida Bay may not be as vulnerable to climate change as other components of the ecosystem, such as those in the marine/terrestrial ecotone. However, these models are relatively simplistic, looking only at single species effects of physical drivers without considering the many interspecific interactions that may play a key role in the adjustment of the ecosystem as a whole. More complex models that capture the mechanistic links between physics and biology, as well as the complex dynamics of the estuarine food web, may be necessary to further understand the potential effects of climate change on the Florida Bay ecosystem.
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Call Number FCI @ refbase @ Serial 683
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Author Lorenzen, K.; Ainsworth, C. H.; Baker, S. M.; Barbieri, L. R.; Camp, E. V.; Dotson, J. R.; Lester, S. E.
Title Climate change impacts on Florida's fisheries and aquaculture sectors and options for adaptation Type Book Chapter
Year 2017 Publication Florida's climate: Changes, variations, & impacts Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 427-455
Keywords Fisheries; Aquaculture; Sea level rise; Coastal habitat; Social-ecological system; Fisheries enhancement; Restoration aquaculture
Abstract Florida supports diverse marine and freshwater fisheries and a significant aquaculture industry with a combined economic impact of approximately 15 billion US$. We begin by describing the characteristics of the different fisheries and aquaculture sectors. This is followed by a description of the relevant climate change and confounding drivers. We then present an integrated social-ecological systems framework for analyzing climate change impacts and apply this framework to the different fisheries and aquaculture sectors. We highlight how the characteristics of each sector gives rise to distinct expected climate change impacts and potential adaptation measures. We conclude with general considerations for monitoring and adaptation.
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Publisher Florida Climate Institute Place of Publication Gainesville, FL Editor Chassignet, E. P.; Jones, J. W.; Misra, V.; Obeysekera, J.
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Author McCarthy, M.J.; Colna, K.E.; El-Mezayen, M.M.; Laureano-Rosario, A.E.; Méndez-Lázaro, P.; Otis, D.B.; Toro-Farmer, G.; Vega-Rodriguez, M.; Muller-Karger, F.E.
Title Satellite Remote Sensing for Coastal Management: A Review of Successful Applications Type Journal Article
Year 2017 Publication Environmental Management Abbreviated Journal Environmental Management
Volume 60 Issue 2 Pages 323-339
Keywords Coastal resources; Coral reefs; Wetlands; Water quality; Public health; Fisheries
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Author Mumby, P.J.; Sanchirico, J.N.; Broad, K.; Beck, M.W.; Tyedmers, P.; Morikawa, M.; Okey, T.A.; Crowder, L.B.; Fulton, E.A.; Kelso, D.; Kleypas, J.A.; Munch, S.B.; Glynn, P.; Matthews, K.; Lubchenco, J.
Title Avoiding a crisis of motivation for ocean management under global environmental change Type Journal Article
Year 2017 Publication Global Change Biology Abbreviated Journal Glob Change Biol
Volume 23 Issue 11 Pages 4483-4496
Keywords Arctic; climate change; coral reefs; fisheries; resilience; tipping point
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Author Ojea, E.; Pearlman, I.; Gaines, S.D.; Lester, S.E.
Title Fisheries regulatory regimes and resilience to climate change Type Journal Article
Year 2017 Publication Ambio Abbreviated Journal Ambio
Volume 46 Issue 4 Pages 399-412
Keywords Climate change adaptation; Fisheries systems; Resilience; Socio-ecological systems
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Author Santos, R.O.; Rehage, J.S.; Boucek, R.; Osborne, J.
Title Shift in recreational fishing catches as a function of an extreme cold event Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Ecosphere Abbreviated Journal Ecosphere
Volume 7 Issue 6 Pages e01335
Keywords cold spell; community composition; extreme climatic event; fishery resilience; recreational fisheries; Special Feature: Extreme Cold Spells
Abstract There is an increasing recognition that the influence of extreme climate events (ECE) can be more significant in structuring ecosystem dynamics than the gradual effects of climate change. Still, our understanding of the effects of climate extremes on ecosystem services such as marine fisheries lags behind those of effects of gradual change. The significance of ECEs depends on the severity of the disturbance event and the resilience of a fish community. South Florida experienced an extreme cold spell in 2010 that provided the opportunity to study recreational fisheries resilience to ECEs. Our main goal was to examine how recreational fishing catch structures responded to the cold spell, and illustrate any spatial-specific recovery trajectory dynamics after extreme ecological responses. To address this, we implemented multivariate and nonlinear statistics on fishing guide reports for 20 recreational species. A significant shift in the catch structure occurred after the event, suggesting a high sensitivity of fish populations and fisheries in the region to ECEs. All fishing regions considered were affected, but the trajectory of the response and recovery varied across study areas. While some fish species experienced an expected decline (due to mortality), other species manifested an increase in catch. Of the main seven species considered in nonlinear models, three experienced a decline (bonefish, snook, goliath grouper), two experienced an increase (red drum, gray snapper), and the two had various weak trends (tarpon, spotted seatrout). Three years after the event, the catch structure has not returned to the original state, indicating a possible state shift, whose stability needs to be determined in future tracking of affected populations. Future work should also address the extent to which harvest may interfere with resilience to ECEs. Our work highlights the need to account for rare environmental forcing induced by ECEs to ensure the ecological and economical sustainability of key services such as recreational fisheries.
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Author Sato, K.N.; Powell, J.; Rudie, D.; Levin, L.A.
Title Evaluating the promise and pitfalls of a potential climate change-tolerant sea urchin fishery in southern California Type Journal Article
Year 2018 Publication Abbreviated Journal ICES J Mar Sci
Volume 75 Issue 3 Pages 1029-1041
Keywords California Current; Mesocentrotus franciscanus; Strongylocentrotus fragilis.; climate change; climate-tolerant fishery; fisheries; sea urchin
Abstract Marine fishery stakeholders are beginning to consider and implement adaptation strategies in the face of growing consumer demand and potential deleterious climate change impacts such as ocean warming, ocean acidification, and deoxygenation. This study investigates the potential for development of a novel climate change-tolerant sea urchin fishery in southern California based on Strongylocentrotus fragilis (pink sea urchin), a deep-sea species whose peak density was found to coincide with a current trap-based spot prawn fishery (Pandalus platyceros) in the 200-300-m depth range. Here we outline potential criteria for a climate change-tolerant fishery by examining the distribution, life-history attributes, and marketable qualities of S. fragilis in southern California. We provide evidence of seasonality of gonad production and demonstrate that peak gonad production occurs in the winter season. S. fragilis likely spawns in the spring season as evidenced by consistent minimum gonad indices in the spring/summer seasons across 4 years of sampling (2012-2016). The resiliency of S. fragilis to predicted future increases in acidity and decreases in oxygen was supported by high species abundance, albeit reduced relative growth rate estimates at water depths (485-510 m) subject to low oxygen (11.7-16.9 micromol kg(-1)) and pHTotal (<7.44), which may provide assurances to stakeholders and managers regarding the suitability of this species for commercial exploitation. Some food quality properties of the S. fragilis roe (e.g. colour, texture) were comparable with those of the commercially exploited shallow-water red sea urchin (Mesocentrotus franciscanus), while other qualities (e.g. 80% reduced gonad size by weight) limit the potential future marketability of S. fragilis. This case study highlights the potential future challenges and drawbacks of climate-tolerant fishery development in an attempt to inform future urchin fishery stakeholders.
Address Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0218, USA
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Author Solís, D.; del Corral, J.; Perruso, L.; Agar, J.J.
Title Individual fishing quotas and fishing capacity in the US Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery Type Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Abbreviated Journal Aust J Agric Resour Econ
Volume 59 Issue 2 Pages 288-307
Keywords fisheries; productivity analysis; quotas
Abstract Overcapacity (OC) and excess capacity (EC) are serious obstacles affecting the sound management of commercial fisheries around the world. The use of individual fishing quotas (IFQs) has been proposed as a promising management tool to cope with these challenges. However, the empirical evidence on the efficacy of this instrument is scarce. Drawing on a stochastic distance frontier analysis, we investigate the impact of the US Gulf of Mexico red snapper IFQ program on fishing capacity, capacity utilisation (CU) and OC. The paper also offers an alternative approach to compute species-specific capacity measurements for multispecies fisheries. Our findings show that following the introduction of the IFQ program, fishing capacity decreased, primarily due to the exit of a large number of fishing vessels. CU increased marginally indicating modest decreases in EC. Conversely, we find that OC remains high. Our estimates suggest that about one-fifth of the actual fleet could harvest the entire quota.
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Author Solis, D; Perruso, L; del Corral, J; Stoffle, B; Letson, D
Title Measuring the initial economic effects of hurricanes on commercial fish production: the US Gulf of Mexico grouper (Serranidae) fishery Type Journal Article
Year 2012 Publication Natural Hazards Abbreviated Journal
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Keywords Hurricanes; Economic damage; Commercial fisheries; Stochastic production frontier; US Gulf of Mexico
Abstract A stochastic production frontier was used to measure the initial (i.e., bi-weekly) economic effects of hurricanes on commercial grouper (Serranidae) production in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States Gulf of Mexico from 2005 to 2009. We estimated the economic effects of productivity losses associated with specific hurricanes on the commercial grouper fleet. We also calculated the economic effects due to productivity losses during an entire hurricane season at the regional level. The empirical model controls for input levels as well as other factors affecting production to isolate the initial economic effect caused by hurricanes from other non-weather-related factors. The empirical results revealed that hurricanes striking the Gulf of Mexico coastline from 2005 to 2009 had a negative effect on the production of the commercial grouper fleet. The results also demonstrated the relative importance of inputs and regulations on fish production.
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Author Szuwalski, C.S.; Vert-Pre, K.A.; Punt, A.E.; Branch, T.A.; Hilborn, R.
Title Examining common assumptions about recruitment: a meta-analysis of recruitment dynamics for worldwide marine fisheries Type Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication Fish and Fisheries Abbreviated Journal Fish Fish
Volume 16 Issue 4 Pages 633-648
Keywords Ecosystem-based management; global marine fisheries; population dynamics; recruitment; stock assessment
Abstract Assumptions about the future productivity of a stock are necessary to calculate sustainable catches in fisheries management. Fisheries scientists often assume the number of young fish entering a population (recruitment) is related to the biomass of spawning adults and that recruitment dynamics do not change over time. Thus, managers often use a target biomass based on spawning biomass as the basis for calculating sustainable catches. However, we show recruitment and spawning biomass are not positively related over the observed range of stock sizes for 61% of 224 stocks in the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database. Furthermore, 85% of stocks for which spawning biomass may not drive recruitment dynamics over the observed ranges exhibit shifts in average recruitment, which is often used in proxies for target biomasses. Our results suggest that the environment more strongly influences recruitment than spawning biomass over the observed stock sizes for many stocks. Management often endeavours to maintain stock sizes within the observed ranges, so methods for setting management targets that include changes within an ecosystem may better define the status of some stocks, particularly as climate changes.
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