Uncertainty and the active adaptive management of marine reserves

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Kompas, Tom
Grafton, Quentin

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Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University

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Unpredictable environmental fluctuations are a major problem in fisheries. To mitigate these uncertainties, reserves are advocated to help ensure population persistence, reduce population and harvest variance and to provide a ‘hedge’ against management failures. Using recent insights from the modelling of marine reserves that indicate that reserves can generate a ‘win-win’ in terms of economic payoffs and ecological benefits, we propose a six-step process for managing reserves with uncertainty and argue in favour of initially establishing less than desirable reserve sizes where stakeholder resistance to reserves may be preventing their implementation.

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Kompas, T. & Grafton, R.Q. (2004). Uncertainty and the active adaptive management of marine reserves. International and Development Economics Paper 04-2. Canberra, ACT: Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University.

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Marine Policy

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Working/Technical Paper

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Open Access

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10.1016/j.marpol.2004.07.006

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