Scientists: Paper Claiming MPA "Spillover Benefits" on Tunas in Western Pacific Monument has Holes
Western Pacific scientists refuted a recent paper that claimed the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument resulted in higher tuna catches immediately outside the Monument boundary.
Scientists on the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee, at its meeting earlier this week, discussed a critique of a recently published paper on “Spillover benefits from the world’s largest fully protected MPA,” referring to reported benefits from expanding the Monument in 2016. SSC member Dr. Ray Hilborn summarized analyses that ...
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