Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 10: 519–520, 2001. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Point of view Marine reserves and population recovery or how do closed areas affect exploited population dynamics Andrew A. Rosenberg College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA Marine reserves, marine protected areas or simply A second feature is that protected areas are easily closed areas are an important ﬁshery management understandable to the public and the industry, are a tool that has gained a lot of attention in recent clear conservation measure that users in the region can years. While some advocates insist that only complete help to monitor, and can be relatively easily enforced no-take zones can appropriately be called marine if surveillance is sophisticated enough to pinpoint protected areas, there are many ﬁshery closures that locations of ﬁshing or other activities. Compared to limit speciﬁc types of activities, such as gear restric- measuring catches, landings or ﬁshing time, it may be tions, that have been highly effective in aiding in far easier to monitor exclusion zones. population recoveries. In this article, I will refer to As discussed in detail in the review by
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