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Rotational harvesting is a risky strategy for vulnerable marine animals

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Sea cucumber fisheries exemplify resource

    systems under intense exploitation pressure

    from lucrative Asian markets. Plagányi et al.

    model the performance of rotational harvests

    of sea cucumbers on the Great Barrier

    Reef (GBR) and advocate it globally.We support

    their aim to evaluate management models

    but believe the tenets of the strategy are

    flawed, key model inputs bias the outputs,

    and inferences to other coastal fisheries are

    overreaching. These shortcomings set a risky

    approach for managing coastal resources,

    especially those with vulnerable life-history

    traits, such as sea cucumbers.

UOW Authors


  •   Purcell, Steven W. (external author)
  •   Uthicke, Sven (external author)
  •   Byrne, Maria (external author)
  •   Eriksson, Hampus

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Purcell, S. W., Uthicke, S., Byrne, M. & Eriksson, H. B. (2015). Rotational harvesting is a risky strategy for vulnerable marine animals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 112 (46), E6263-E6263.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84947484044

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • E6263

End Page


  • E6263

Volume


  • 112

Issue


  • 46

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Sea cucumber fisheries exemplify resource

    systems under intense exploitation pressure

    from lucrative Asian markets. Plagányi et al.

    model the performance of rotational harvests

    of sea cucumbers on the Great Barrier

    Reef (GBR) and advocate it globally.We support

    their aim to evaluate management models

    but believe the tenets of the strategy are

    flawed, key model inputs bias the outputs,

    and inferences to other coastal fisheries are

    overreaching. These shortcomings set a risky

    approach for managing coastal resources,

    especially those with vulnerable life-history

    traits, such as sea cucumbers.

UOW Authors


  •   Purcell, Steven W. (external author)
  •   Uthicke, Sven (external author)
  •   Byrne, Maria (external author)
  •   Eriksson, Hampus

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Purcell, S. W., Uthicke, S., Byrne, M. & Eriksson, H. B. (2015). Rotational harvesting is a risky strategy for vulnerable marine animals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 112 (46), E6263-E6263.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84947484044

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • E6263

End Page


  • E6263

Volume


  • 112

Issue


  • 46

Place Of Publication


  • United States