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NOAA: Tortugas marine reserve yields more, larger fish

Published on: 02/04/2013
Research Area(s): Marine Spatial Ecology
Region(s) of Study: U.S. States and Territories / Florida

A new NOAA research report finds that both fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefited from ‘no-take’ protections in the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

The report, ‘An Integrated Biogeographic Assessment of Reef Fish Populations and Fisheries in Dry Tortugas: Effects of No-take Reserves,’ is the first to evaluate how the 151-square nautical mile Tortugas Ecological Reserve affects the living marine resources of the region and the people whose livelihoods are connected to them.

via NOAA: Tortugas marine reserve yields more, larger fish.

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