Endangered species, ecosystem integrity, and human livelihoods

Aburto-Oropeza, Octavio; López-Sagástegui, Catalina; Moreno-Báez, Marcia; Mascareñas-Osorio, Ismael; Jiménez-Esquivel, Victoria; Johnson, Andrew Frederick; Erisman, Brad
Conservation Letters (2016)

If efforts to conserve endangered species lack long-term visions and neglect the human dimensions, conservation success will be questionable. Exclusion of stakeholders in decisions can lead to mistrust and polarization…

Measuring the economic value of increased precision in scientific estimates of marine mammal abundance and bycatch: Harbor porpoise Phocoena phocoena in the northeast U.S. gill-net fishery

Bisack, Kathryn D.; Magnusson, Gisele
North American Journal of Fisheries Management (2014)

Marine mammal stock assessments provide information that is valuable to public sector management and the private fishing sector; however, data are costly to collect. The precautionary approach, which is widely…

Exploring trade-offs between fisheries and conservation of the vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) using an Atlantis ecosystem model

Morzaria-Luna, Hem Nalini; Ainsworth, Cameron H.; Kaplan, Isaac C.; Levin, Phillip S.; Fulton, Elizabeth A.
PLoS ONE (2012)

Background: Minimizing fishery bycatch threats might involve trade-offs between maintaining viable populations and economic benefits. Understanding these trade-offs can help managers reconcile conflicting goals. An example is a set of…

A review of cetacean and pinniped mortality in coastal fisheries along the west coast of the USA and Canada and the east coast of the Russian Federation

Barlow, J.; Baird, R. W.; Heyning, J. E.; Wynne, K.; Manford, A. M. II; Lowry, L. F.; Hanan, D.; Sease, J.; Burkanov, V. N.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1994)

Many passive net fisheries exist along the Pacific coastlines of the USA (California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska), Canada (British Columbia) and the Russian Federation. Some incidental marine mammal mortality occurs…