Posted by Brad on November 01, 2002 at 17:00:54:
In Reply to: Re: Got anything to prove it? posted by Finfan on November 01, 2002 at 15:58:39:
The so-called reserve at the isthmus is far too small to porduce any spillover effect as is the reserve near Avalon. An effective reserve must be large enough in scope to contain enough varied habitat for fish to move around as they search for food, structure, and spawning activities, etc while still remaining within the reserve.
As a reserves matures and the habitat rebounds, the life will follow. That is a process that will take longer than the slow-groth fish require to reach their respective age of maturity. I think it may very well take 10 years before the reserves establish a full compliment of life that would be expected for that particular habitat.
Funny that you should mention enforcement, who would they have to enforce it against? It wouldn't be the non-comsumptive users would it?
here is an axiom when it comes to fish populations:
Nothing is worse for fish populations than MAN killing fish- period.
Nothing is better for fish populations than MAN not killing fish - period.
Will the reserves work in this cold water environment?
It defies all intuition to suggest otherwise.
Can anyone tell me how a reserve could fail?
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