Belize – Fisheries Management

Protecting Reef Grazers to Enable Coral Reef Recovery: An Innovative Coral Reef Management Approach in Belize Location Belize Barrier Reef System, Belize The challenge Belize is well known for its incredible biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. Its reefs have...

Honduras – MPA Design

Supporting and Managing Resilient Systems in the Bay Islands, Honduras Location Cordelia Banks, Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras The challenge Cordelia Banks is located on the southwest coast of Roatán in the Honduran Bay Islands. It sits between two cruise docks, as...

Madagascar – Communication

Social Marketing Campaign Engages Madagascar Fishing Villages in Sustainable Fishing Practices Location Andavadoaka Coast, Madagascar The challenge Stretching almost 350 km along the southwestern coastline of Madagascar is the Grand Recif barrier reef system,...

Indonesia – MPA Management

Management Plan of Wakatobi National Park Leads to Increased Stakeholder Engagement Through Monitoring Efforts Location Wakatobi National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia The challenge Wakatobi is named after the four main islands of Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia,...

Bonaire – Land-Based Pollution

Wastewater Treatment and Fishing Legislation in Bonaire Location Bonaire National Marine Park, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles The challenge The Challenge Collectively, the island of Bonaire and the Ramsar areas of several satellite islands (Klein Bonaire and Lac) form...

Hawaii – Fisheries Management

Managing Fisheries for Reef Resilience: Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area Location North Kāʻanapali, West Maui, Hawai‘i The challenge Long term monitoring of coral reefs along the leeward coast of the Island of Maui began in 1999 by the State of Hawai‘i’s...

Managing Resilience to Reverse Phase Shifts in Coral Reefs

In this article, the authors advocate for managing resilience of degrading ecosystems to reverse phase shifts from a macro-algal state back to a coral state, however they assert that it is unlikely that coral reefs will ever return to a pristine state. They suggest...

Adaptive Comanagement of a Marine Protected Area Network in Fiji

Adaptive management is an iterative process by which management strategies are adjusted with new information. Although there are calls for adaptive management, few on-the-ground examples of success in conservation planning and MPA network design exist. This article...

Modelling Reef Fish Population Responses to Fisheries

This study used marine ecosystem models (Ecopath, Ecosim, and Ecospace modeling software) to assess MPA effectiveness in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The authors took field data from this site in the heart of the Coral Triangle and found many trade-offs between MPAs that...

A Global Estimate of the Number of Coral Reef Fishers

Coral reef fisheries management lacks an accurate estimate of reef fishers regionally and globally. In a study to address this data gap, Teh et al. estimated that there are 6 million reef fishers in 99 countries and territories. About 25% of all small-scale fishing...

Critical Science Gaps Impede Use of No-take Fishery Reserves

Coastal marine fisheries are under an ever-increasing risk of collapse due to over-exploitation and human-caused degradation of coastal marine habitats and ecosystems. No-take fishery reserves can be an effective management tool to mitigate these problems. This...
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