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Different responses to area closures and effort controls for sedentary and migratory harvested species in a multispecies coral reef linefishery

Little, Lorne; Punt, Andre E; Mapstone, Bruce; Begg, Gavin A; Goldman, Barry; Ellis, Nick


We used a simulation model to examine the effect of area closures and fishing effort on the two main target species of the Great Barrier Reef Coral Reef Finfish Fishery: common coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus) and red throat emperor (Lethrinus miniatus). Area closures had greater effect on the more sedentary coral trout, in the areas outside the closures and accessible to the fishery, and little effect on red throat emperor, which was assumed to move among reefs. The effects of effort...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: ICES Journal of Marine Science
DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsp164


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