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Monitoring the effects of rezoning on the Great Barrier Reef

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Title: Monitoring the effects of rezoning on the Great Barrier Reef
Year of publication: 2016
Publisher: Australian Institute of Marine Science and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Townsville
Type of document: Report
Abstract: Between October 2015 and May 2016, 56 reefs spread over five regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park were surveyed using the established AIMS Long-term Monitoring methods. These surveys are designed to show the effects of closing reefs to fishing on reef biodiversity and also to provide situational awareness of reef condition across a large area. Closing reefs to fishing allows the accumulation of biomass (and hence reproductive potential) of coral trout, which are the main target of the reef line fishery. After 12 years of protection, reefs that are closed to fishing generally have more than twice the biomass of coral trout than can be found on similar reefs nearby that are open to fishing, though this varies among regions.
Description: This was published by both AIMS and GBRMPA
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/3418
metadata.dc.relation.uri: http://epubs.aims.gov.au/handle/11068/14368
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Rights: © Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and © Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)
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