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Catherine M. Dichmont, Nick Ellis, Rodrigo H. Bustamante, Roy Deng, Sharon Tickell, Ricardo Pascual, Hector Lozano-Montes and Shane Griffiths EDITOR'S CHOICE: Evaluating marine spatial closures with conflicting fisheries and conservation objectives Journal of Applied Ecology 50

Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12110

This paper illustrates that existing tools often available in actively managed fisheries can be linked together into an effective management strategy evaluation framework. Spatial closures tended to succeed with respect to their specific design objective, but this benefit did not necessarily flow to other broad-scale objectives. This demonstrates that there is no single management tool which satisfies all objectives, and that a suite of management tools is needed.

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