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Translating Marine Animal Tracking Data into Conservation Policy and Management / Graeme C. Hays; Helen Bailey; Steven J. Bograd; W. Don Bowen; Claudio Campagna; Ruth H. Carmichael; Paolo Casale; Andre Chiaradia; Daniel P. Costa; Eduardo Cuevas; P.J. Nico de Bruyn; Maria P. Dias; Carlos M. Duarte; Daniel C. Dunn; Peter H. Dutton; Nicole Esteban; Ari Friedlaender; Kimberly T. Goetz; Brendan J. Godley; Patrick N. Halpin; Mark Hamann; Neil Hammerschlag; Robert Harcourt; Autumn-Lynn Harrison; Elliott L. Hazen; Michelle R. Heupel; Erich Hoyt; Nicolas E. Humphries; Connie Y. Kot; James S.E. Lea; Helene Marsh; Sara M. Maxwell; Clive R. McMahon; Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara; Daniel M. Palacios; Richard A. Phillips; David Righton; Gail Schofield; Jeffrey A. Seminoff; Colin A. Simpfendorfer; David W. Sims; Akinori Takahashi; Michael J. Tetley; Michele Thums; Philip N. Trathan; Stella Villegas-Amtmann; Randall S. Wells; Scott D. Whiting; Natalie E. Wildermann; Ana M.M. Sequeira

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume: 34, Issue: 5, Pages: 459 - 473

Swansea University Author: Esteban, Nicole

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 14th March 2020

Abstract

There have been efforts around the globe to track individuals of many marine species and assess their movements and distribution with the putative goal of supporting their conservation and management. Determining whether, and how, tracking data have been successfully applied to address real-world co...

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Published in: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
ISSN: 01695347
Published: 2019
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa50109
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Abstract: There have been efforts around the globe to track individuals of many marine species and assess their movements and distribution with the putative goal of supporting their conservation and management. Determining whether, and how, tracking data have been successfully applied to address real-world conservation issues is however difficult. Here, we compile a broad range of case studies from diverse marine taxa to show how tracking data have helped inform conservation policy and management, including reductions in fisheries bycatch and vessel strikes, and the design and administration of marine protected areas and important habitats. Using these examples, we highlight pathways through which the past and future investment in collecting animal tracking data might be better used to achieve tangible conservation benefits.
Keywords: satellite tracking, geolocator, acoustic tracking, bio-logging, marine protected areas, CITES, fisheries stock management, EBSA
College: College of Science
Issue: 5
Start Page: 459
End Page: 473