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Unraveling the blue paradox: Incomplete analysis yields incorrect conclusions about Phoenix Islands Protected Area closure

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Abstract


  • In PNAS, McDermott et al. (1) analyze a 2014–2016

    central Pacific fishing surge, focusing on the Phoenix

    Islands Protected Area (PIPA) inside the Kiribati exclusive

    economic zone (EEZ). The authors incorrectly attribute

    the surge to the anticipated industrial fishing

    closure of PIPA and describe the phenomenon as a

    blue paradox (i.e., an unintended negative consequence

    of a conservation policy). However, a broader

    analysis demonstrates that this surge was unrelated to

    the closure of PIPA and was due to a strong El Ni~no

    event that created a fishing surge across multiple EEZs

    and high seas, not just PIPA (2).

Authors


  •   Hanich, Quentin
  •   Rotjan, Randi (external author)
  •   Aqorau, Transform (external author)
  •   Bailey, Megan (external author)
  •   Campbell, Brooke M.
  •   Gray, Noella (external author)
  •   Gruby, Rebecca (external author)
  •   Hampton, John (external author)
  •   Ota, Yoshitaka (external author)
  •   Parris, Hannah (external author)
  •   Reid, Chris P. (external author)
  •   Sumaila, Rashid (external author)
  •   Swartz, Wilf (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hanich, Q., Rotjan, R., Aqorau, T., Bailey, M., Campbell, B., Gray, N., Gruby, R., Hampton, J., Ota, Y., Parris, H., Reid, C., Sumaila, U. Rashid. & Swartz, W. (2018). Unraveling the blue paradox: Incomplete analysis yields incorrect conclusions about Phoenix Islands Protected Area closure. PNAS, 115 (52), E12122-E12123.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85059051743

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4896&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3863

Start Page


  • E12122

End Page


  • E12123

Volume


  • 115

Issue


  • 52

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • In PNAS, McDermott et al. (1) analyze a 2014–2016

    central Pacific fishing surge, focusing on the Phoenix

    Islands Protected Area (PIPA) inside the Kiribati exclusive

    economic zone (EEZ). The authors incorrectly attribute

    the surge to the anticipated industrial fishing

    closure of PIPA and describe the phenomenon as a

    blue paradox (i.e., an unintended negative consequence

    of a conservation policy). However, a broader

    analysis demonstrates that this surge was unrelated to

    the closure of PIPA and was due to a strong El Ni~no

    event that created a fishing surge across multiple EEZs

    and high seas, not just PIPA (2).

Authors


  •   Hanich, Quentin
  •   Rotjan, Randi (external author)
  •   Aqorau, Transform (external author)
  •   Bailey, Megan (external author)
  •   Campbell, Brooke M.
  •   Gray, Noella (external author)
  •   Gruby, Rebecca (external author)
  •   Hampton, John (external author)
  •   Ota, Yoshitaka (external author)
  •   Parris, Hannah (external author)
  •   Reid, Chris P. (external author)
  •   Sumaila, Rashid (external author)
  •   Swartz, Wilf (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hanich, Q., Rotjan, R., Aqorau, T., Bailey, M., Campbell, B., Gray, N., Gruby, R., Hampton, J., Ota, Y., Parris, H., Reid, C., Sumaila, U. Rashid. & Swartz, W. (2018). Unraveling the blue paradox: Incomplete analysis yields incorrect conclusions about Phoenix Islands Protected Area closure. PNAS, 115 (52), E12122-E12123.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85059051743

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4896&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3863

Start Page


  • E12122

End Page


  • E12123

Volume


  • 115

Issue


  • 52

Place Of Publication


  • United States