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This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Correction Volume 25, Issue 3, i, Article first published online: 31 May 2011


Cover: A local boy spearfishing in Wakatobi Marine National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 2004. Octopus, grouper, fusilier, and scorpionfish commonly are fished in the area. Customary management systems that limit fishing can increase the biomass of fishes targeted by local fishers. Feary et al. (pp. 341-349) found that customary closures affect the distance at which a fish begins to flee an approaching threat. This flight distance, in turn, can influence local fishing success. However, the accuracy of conventional techniques used by scientists for censusing reef fishes do not appear to be affected by changes in flight behavior associated with fishing.