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Discussions Discussion Life on the Reef: Amazing World of Coral Fish…
Samantha Rowling, March 22, 2012

Possible Solution to Overfishing

co-management” — a collaborative arrangement between local communities, conservation groups, and governments — provides a solution to a vexing global problem: overfishing. The finding is the outcome of the largest field investigation of co-managed tropical coral reef fisheries ever conducted, an effort in which researchers studied 42 managed reef systems in five countries.

We found clear evidence of people’s ability to overcome the ‘tragedy of the commons’ by making and enforcing their own rules for managing fisheries,” explains team leader Dr. Josh Cinner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, Australia. “This is particularly encouraging because of the perceived failure of many open-access and top-down government-controlled attempts to manage fisheries around the world. More importantly, we have identified the conditions that allow people to make co-management successful, providing vital guidance for conservation groups, donors, and governments as to what arrangements are most likely to work.”

http://eponline.com/articles/2012/03/22/possible-solution-to-overfishing.aspx
Samantha Rowling
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Discussions Discussion Life on the Reef: Amazing World of Coral Fish…
Samantha Rowling, Dec. 3, 2011

The Great Florida Reef, in South Florida, is America’s only living coral reef system. Already Elkhorn and Staghorn corals have declined in the reef by 90% due to climate change, overfishing and other forms of stress. If you can, go visit. I snorkeled in Biscayne National Park last year and it was a thrill.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ees6ys3SLoI&feature=related
Samantha Rowling
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Discussions Discussion Marine Biology
Elsa Maestra, Oct. 26, 2011

Stephen Palumbi, senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, talks about “The Death and Life of Monterey Bay.” This is an environmental success story about the revitalization of Monterey Bay after its ecology was ravaged by overfishing and the massive fish cannery industry. It’s a one hour lecture and well worth watching from beginning to end.

http://fora.tv/2011/10/04/Stephen_Palumbi_The_Death__Life_of_Monterey_Bay
Elsa Maestra
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