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Posted by John M. on February 08, 2004 at 14:15:37:

In Reply to: CONFLICTING SCIENCE ON MARINE RESERVES posted by Chris on February 08, 2004 at 13:50:10:

From the anti-reserve article, "Dr. Robert Shipp wrote, "as a tool for fisheries management, where optimal and/or maximum sustainable yield is the objective, I submit that reserves are generally not as effective...""

Is YOUR objective maximum sustainable yield (MSY)? MSY basically means remove every individual you can without driving a species to extinction. (sure, it's a little more complicated, but that's what it boils down to)

How do you accurately determine MSY without proper scientific study and without control areas?

Do you believe that traditional fisheries management as exercised in this country to date has, while attempting to attain MSY, worked?

With this kind of study you have to pay attention to their goal. Is it the same as your goal?

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