Novel methods for the design and evaluation of marine protected areas in offshore waters
John Leathwick, Atte Moilanen, Malcolm Francis, Jane Elith, Paul Taylor, Kathryn Julian, Trevor Hastie, Clinton Duffy
Conservation Letters | WILEY | Published : 2008
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We thank B. Cooper, C. Lundquist, M. Pinkerton, and M. Pritchard for perceptive comments on the article, and B. Sharp (Ministry of Fisheries) for his interaction on technical issues. Financial support was provided by the New Zealand Foundation for Research Science and Technology (C01X0502), Department of Conservation, and Ministry of Fisheries. A. M. was supported by funding from the Academy of Finland and by ACERA, University of Melbourne, and J.E. by ARC grant DP0772671. The trawl data used to model species distributions came from the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries research trawl database, which was subsequently groomed extensively by NIWA staff. We thank the Ministry of Fisheries for access to commercial trawl start locations for the 2005 year.