Spatial management of inshore areas: Theory and practice

Type Article
Date 2006-12
Language English
Author(s) Claudet Joachim1, Roussel S2, Pelletier DominiqueORCID3, Rey Valette Hélène4
Affiliation(s) 1 : CNRS, UMR 5244, EPHE, F-66860 Perpignan, France.
2 : Univ Montpellier 1, LAMETA, Fac Sci Econ, F-34960 Montpellier 2, France.
3 : IFREMER, Dept EMH, IRD, Res Unit CoReUs, Noumea 98848, New Caledonia.
4 : Univ Montpellier 1, LASER CEP, Fac Sci Econ, F-34960 Montpellier 2, France.
Source Vie et Milieu (0240-8759) (Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls), 2006-12 , Vol. 56 , N. 4 , P. 301-305
WOS© Times Cited 17
Keyword(s) Spatial management, Coastal resources, Marine protected areas MPAS, Management ICZM, Integrated coastal zone, Fisheries management, Ecology, Ecological economics
Abstract Coastal uses have deeply evolved these last decades and high anthropogenic pressures on coastal ecosystems have affected the sustainability of these areas with respect to the services and the resources they may provide. Traditional fisheries management has failed to avoid overexploitation of most coastal marine resources. Management measures based on an Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) are thus required. Spatial management covers various ranges of properties that may enhance usual regulatory means. If spatial considerations are explicitly integrated in fisheries management, the latter may contribute to zoning design in order to balance the economic, social and biological values of natural marine resources. While traditional fisheries management approaches protect resource based on population numbers, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect ecosystem in space. Besides their ecological effects on fish assemblages within its boundaries, MPAs can enhance adjacent artisanal fisheries. MPAs can thus ensure the sustainability of fisheries and at the same time maintain non-fisheries benefits of marine ecosystems to society.
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Claudet Joachim, Roussel S, Pelletier Dominique, Rey Valette Hélène (2006). Spatial management of inshore areas: Theory and practice. Vie et Milieu, 56(4), 301-305. Open Access version :