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dc.contributor.authorStevens, TF
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, EV
dc.contributor.authorGall, SC
dc.contributor.authorFowell, SC
dc.contributor.authorAttrill, MJ
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-30T12:31:49Z
dc.date.available2017-06-30T12:31:49Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-01-17T04:41:12Z
dc.identifier.issn0308-597X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpol.2013.09.006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55793
dc.description.abstractLong-standing concerns about the effects of scallop dredging and demersal trawling on high diversity mudstone reef and cobble habitats in Lyme Bay, southwest England, were addressed by the exclusion of bottom towed fishing gear from a 206 km2 area in July 2008. A consortium led by Plymouth University Marine Institute was funded by the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to design and implement a study (initially funded for 3 years) to examine the effects of the closure on both nekton and epibenthos. This paper provides a detailed account of the methodology employed from survey design to data analysis to provide a protocol for future MPA monitoring programmes. Information on historical fishing effort, substrate distributions and current and previous closure boundaries was overlaid using GIS to locate suitable monitoring sites. Non-destructive and cost-effective techniques, including a towed high-definition video array and static baited video, were used to quantify changes in relative abundances of epibenthos and nekton over three years at sites previously fished but now closed to bottom towed fishing compared to both fished and un-fished reference sites. The monitoring programme as described provides a model for robust, cost-effective evaluation of the efficacy of policy instruments for feedback into the adaptive management cycle.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent586844 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom310
dc.relation.ispartofpageto317
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine Policy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNatural Resource Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050209
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleMonitoring benthic biodiversity restoration in Lyme bay marine protected area: Design, sampling and analysis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Elsevier Inc. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorStevens, Tim F.


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