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The South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands MPA: Protecting a biodiverse oceanic island chain situated in the flow of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Trathan, Philip N.; Collins, Martin A.; Grant, Susie M.; Belchier, Mark; Barnes, David K.A.; Brown, Judith; Staniland, Iain J.. 2014 The South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands MPA: Protecting a biodiverse oceanic island chain situated in the flow of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. In: Johnson, Magnus L.; Sandell, Jane, (eds.) Marine Managed Areas and Fisheries. Elsevier, 15-78. (Advances in Marine Biology, 69, 69).

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Abstract/Summary

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) are surrounded by oceans that are species-rich, have high levels of biodiversity, important endemism and which also support large aggregations of charismatic upper trophic level species. Spatial management around these islands is complex, particularly in the context of commercial fisheries that exploit some of these living resources. Furthermore, management is especially complicated as local productivity relies fundamentally upon biological production transported from outside the area. The MPA uses practical management boundaries, allowing access for the current legal fisheries for Patagonian toothfish, mackerel icefish and Antarctic krill. Management measures developed as part of the planning process designated the whole SGSSI Maritime Zone as an IUCN Category VI reserve, within which a number of IUCN Category I reserves were identified. Multiple-use zones and temporal closures were also designated. A key multiple-use principle was to identify whether the ecological impacts of a particular fishery threatened either the pelagic or benthic domain.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/B978-0-12-800214-8.00002-5
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Ecosystems
ISBN: 9780128002148
ISSN: 00652881
Additional Keywords: pelagic protection, benthic protection, high biodiversity, fisheries, Antarctic krill, South Georgia, MPA
Date made live: 03 Nov 2014 13:37 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/508734

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