Counterpoint to Claudet

Bergseth, Brock (2018) Counterpoint to Claudet. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 75 (3). pp. 1175-1176.

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[Extract] Claudet presents six conditions that can erroneously lead people to consider marine protected areas (MPAs) ineffective. Here, I expand on a briefly addressed, yet critical consideration that Claudet raises. The essence of Claudet’s sixth condition (i.e. failing to account for poaching would lead to erroneous conclusions that MPAs are ineffective) is that MPAs are inherently effective, as long as poaching is accounted for. However, a more conventional outlook is that if an MPA is poached, it is ineffective (or at least less effective). Poaching is defined here as fishing in no-take reserves or zones of MPAs where extractive uses are prohibited—these reserves can comprise only a portion, or the entirety of an MPA, depending on its specific goals and definition (see Day 2017).

Item ID: 56346
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1095-9289
Keywords: compliance, Effectiveness, Marine Protected Areas, Poaching
Copyright Information: © International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 2017. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email:
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 08:49
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 50%
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300505 Fisheries management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180206 Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments @ 50%
10 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 1003 Fisheries - wild caught > 100399 Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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