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Disentangling the response of fishes to recreational fishing over 30 years within a fringing coral reef reserve network

Cresswell, A. K.; Langlois, T. J.; Wilson, S. K.; Claudet, J.; Thomson, D. P.; Renton, M.; Fulton, Christopher J.; Fisher, R.; Vanderklift, M. A.; Babcock, R. C.; Stuart-Smith, R. D.; Haywood, M. D. E.

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Few studies assess the effects of recreational fishing in isolation from commercial fishing. We used meta-analysis to synthesise 4444 samples from 30 years (1987–2017) of fish surveys inside and outside a large network of highly protected reserves in the Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia, where the major fishing activity is recreational. Data were collected by different agencies, using varied survey designs and sampling methods. We contrasted the relative abundance and biomass of target...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-08-02
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/197077
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.06.023

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