Traditional stewardship practices promote the sustainability and resilience of a small-scale kelp fishery.

Published online
29 Jul 2021
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British Ecological Society
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Kobluk, H. M. & Gladstone, K. & Reid, M. & Brown, K. & Krumhansl, K. A. & Salomon, A. K.

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This research sought to inform a management plan for the culturally important feather boa kelp rooted in traditional practices and complemented by experimental ecological knowledge due to concerns over the degree to which it could withstand increased harvest pressure under warming ocean conditions and an emerging commercial market. By weaving Indigenous knowledge and western science, and co-producing this research, the authors enhanced the understanding of the factors driving the resilience of this kelp fishery and democratized the science and practice of natural resource management.

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