Predicting the ecological success of a closure merely by looking at how large or old it is, is a bit like judging a book by it’s cover. There is more to it.

A new study conducted by centre researcher Tim Daw together with researchers from Australia and the US highlights the importance of also considering socioeconomic conditions in the surrounding area, such as human population density and how much people respect the rules. These were more closely related to a reserve’s ability to increase the amount of fish. Baca selengkapnya »