Shifting baselines in fishers' perceptions of island reef fishery degradation

M Bunce, L D Rodwell, R Gibb, Laurence Mee

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Abstract

We present the first quantified evidence of shifting environmental baselines from an island coral reef fishery (Rodrigues). As depletion of commercial fish species spreads out from the coast youngsters share few of their elders' memories of former abundance. Of three generations, the oldest reported more fish species as depleted (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-302
Number of pages18
JournalOCEAN COAST MANAGE
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • CLIMATE-CHANGE
  • WESTERN INDIAN-OCEAN
  • COASTAL
  • MANAGEMENT
  • CORAL-REEFS
  • MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
  • Oceanography
  • RODRIGUES
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • CONSERVATION
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • Water Resources

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