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Using Optimization to Design a Marine Protected Area for a Pelagic Species

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Title:Using Optimization to Design a Marine Protected Area for a Pelagic Species
Authors:Hall, Richard L.
Contributors:Ridgley, Mark (advisor)
Geography and Environment (department)
Keywords:marine protected areas
protected area design
pelagic species
conservation/protection of fish stocks
show 2 moremarine parks and reserves
tuna conservation
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Date Issued:Dec 2007
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2007]
Abstract:Marine protected area (MPAs) are areas of the ocean within which fishing is banned or restricted to certain species or mode of catch (gear use). MPAs have almost always been sited within coastal areas and within the jurisdiction of a single nation. This paper explores their use for a pelagic (open-ocean) species, tuna, that migrates across many nations' Exclusive Economic Zones in the Pacific Ocean. With potential catch estimated on the basis of historical catch data for each 1° x 1° latitude-longitude cell, a set of 1431- variable, 0/1 optimization models—from single-objective LPs, and multiobjective models using both generating techniques (weighted and constraint methods) and goal programming—is presented that shows how the areal extent and spatial configuration of such MP As varies as different concerns are considered. The concerns addressed are conservation/protection of fish stocks, access to fishing grounds, equity across nations, uncertainty, and spatial contiguity or fragmentation of the MPAs.
Description:MA University of Hawaii at Manoa 2007
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 156–159).
Pages/Duration:xii, 159 leaves, bound : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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