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Evaluation of Regional-Scale Marine Reserves and Groundfish Trawl Fishery

  • Author(s): Dalton, Michael
  • et al.

Closing fishing in one area, by means of a marine reserve, can intensify groundfish trawling nearby, and this compression of fishing activity into a smaller region may temporarily reduce a closure's ecological benefits. However, in the long term, a reserve may cause minimal intensification of fishing in nearby open waters.

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