[MARMAM] Paper comparing PBR to other management approaches for marine mammals
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Thu Feb 24 02:57:43 PST 2011
Lonergan, M. "Potential biological removal and other currently used
management rules for marine mammal populations: A comparison."
In press at Marine Policy.
Available from their website (or me)
The management of marine mammal populations requires the
balancing of conflicting interests and also compliance with national
legislation and international agreements. These conflicts are
intensifying and it is becoming urgent that management goals, and
justifications, are clear and explicit. This paper summarises six
methods currently used to assess the status of marine mammal
populations: the IUCN Red List Criteria; the regulations under the
European Union Habitats Directive; PBR; the IWC's Revised
Management Procedure; HELCOM's approach to managing seals; and the
Canadian Objective-Based Fisheries Management
system for harp seals. It compares the assumptions and implications of
the methods then describes how one of them, PBR, can
be re-presented to make explicit the subjective choice at its centre,
and push the decision about conservation targets back from
scientists to policymakers, where it belongs.
NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit,
Scottish Oceans Institute,
University of St Andrews
"The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No SC013532"
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