California Sea Grant College Program
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.