Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 42 (4) October 2014 (SPECIAL ISSUE)
Overview of recent advances in oceanographic, ecological and fisheries research on oceanic islands in the southeastern Pacific Ocean
The Chilean oceanic islands have been received little attention, both scientifically and in terms of conservation. In fact, the first marine protected areas around these islands were created in the last two years, 10 years behind those established in continental Chile. This occurred in spite of the high concentration of endemic species (Fernández et al., 2014; Pérez-Matus et al., 2014; Rodríguez-Ruiz et al., 2014) and growing fishing pressure around Chile’s oceanic islands (Castilla et al., 2014; Zylich et al., 2014). Nonetheless, a few sporadic studies, associated with both national (e.g., CIMAR, Yáñez et al., 2008) and international initiatives (e.g., Friedlander et al., 2013), have contributed to our knowledge of the ecosystems associated with seamounts and oceanic islands in Chile. This special volume presents a review and analysis of the current information available on marine ecosystems associated with the oceanic islands in the Juan Fernández Archipelago and Easter Island Province (Easter and Salas y Gómez islands). [...]
Author: Miriam Fernández & Samuel Hormazábal

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