Alan Hastings, lead author, examines Marine Reserves in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal

A fishing boat leaves harbor at Morro Bay, California. (Getty)

Commercial fishermen may be able to catch more of the profitable fish they want with marine reserves than without them, according to a study in the journal PNAS led by the University of California, Davis. Using marine reserves as a management tool could also help the recently rebounded West Coast groundfish fishery sustain itself, the study notes.


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