(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Elements for building a participatory, ecosystem-based marine reserve network

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HEYMAN W.D. (1) ;
(1) Texas A&M Univ., ETATS-UNIS


This paper offers a case study of the process involved in the development of a national network of marine reserves to protect multispecies reef fish spawning aggregation sites. Using diverse and patchy sets of data including published peer-reviewed papers, gray literature reports from Belize and other Caribbean nations, remotely sensed images, coarse bathymetric maps, new bathymetric data collected with a single-beam sonar, and reports of fishermen from various parts of the country, the AA. developed a conceptual understanding summarized by the multispecies promontory hypothesis, which suggests a common geomorphology of spawning sites for most large and commercially important reef fish species. A holistic, eclectic, inclusive geographic approach is offered as a successful example


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 63, no4 [pp. 475-488]

Bibliographic references : 50 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl.




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