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Technical information sheet 3: Do no-take areas work?

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Title: Technical information sheet 3: Do no-take areas work?
Year of publication: 2002
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Type of document: Brochure
Series/Report no.: Technical Information Sheet
Abstract: Researchers have shown that no-take areas can reverse a decline in species’ richness and genetic diversity. This effect has been seen in Tasmania, New Zealand, Belize, Kenya and elsewhere (Samoilys 1988, Cole et al. 1990, Barrett & Edgar 1999 in Ward et al 2001), and is likely elsewhere, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (the Marine Park). However, the significance of the effect depends on the population dynamics and role of the target species in the community, the fishing intensity and selectivity, and whether habitats are impacted by extractive activities.
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