Newswise — Each year, WCS scientists author or co-author nearly 300 peer-reviewed studies and papers. “WCS 3 Sentence Science” is a regular tip-sheet – in bite sized helpings – of some of this published work.
1. Researchers used ten “ecosystem approach indicators” to assess the status of the management of five commercially important coral reef fish species living in a marine protected area – Karimunjawa National Park (KNP) Jepara, Central Java, Indonesia.
2. The results indicated seven of the ten indicators were at a moderate level, but tactical decisions are necessary to push indicators to achieve a better level.
3. Three indicators still received a poor status: fish abundance, fishing gear modification, and fishing capacity.
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Study and Journal: "Using ecosystem approach indicators for assessing the ecological status of reef fisheries management in a marine protected area" from Biodiversitas
WCS Co-Author(s): Shinta Pardede , Science coordinator, WCS Indonesia