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Auteur (up) Kirkman, S.P.; Blamey, L.; Lamont, T.; Field, J.G.; Bianchi, G.; Huggett, J.A.; Hutchings, L.; Jackson-Veitch, J.; Jarre, A.; Lett, C.; Lipinski, M.R.; Mafwila, S.W.; Pfaff, M.C.; Samaai, T.; Shannon, L.J.; Shin, Y.-J.; van der Lingen, C.D.; Yemane, D. doi  openurl
  Titre Spatial characterisation of the Benguela ecosystem for ecosystem-based management Type Article scientifique
  Année 2016 Publication Revue Abrégée Afr. J. Mar. Sci.  
  Volume 38 Numéro 1 Pages 7-22  
  Mots-Clés agulhas system; atlantic-ocean; biology; drivers; ecosystem approach to fisheries; large marine ecosystem; large marine ecosystem; marine spatial planning; models; monitoring; northern benguela; nursery areas; physical oceanography; regime shifts; sea use management; southern benguela; upwelling system; variability  
  Résumé The three countries of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME), namely Angola, Namibia and South Africa, have committed to implementing ecosystem-based management (EBM) including an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) in the region, to put in practice the principles of sustainable development in ocean-related matters. There is also recognition of the need for marine spatial planning (MSP) as a process for informing EBM with regard to the allocation and siting of ocean uses so that ecosystem health is ensured and trade-offs between ecosystem services are appropriately dealt with. Marine spatial planning is both an integrated and an area-based process, and this paper produces a spatial characterisation of the BCLME for achieving a common basis for MSP in the region, focusing on the oceanography, biology and fisheries. Recognising spatial variation in physical driving forces, primary and secondary production, trophic structures and species richness, four different subsystems are characterised: (1) north of the Angola-Benguela Front, (2) from the Angola-Benguela Front to Luderitz, (3) from Luderitz to Cape Agulhas, and (4) from Cape Agulhas to Port Alfred on the south-east coast of South Africa. Research and monitoring requirements of relevance for MSP and EBM in the region are identified, focusing on understanding variability and change, including with regard to the boundary areas identified for the system. To this end, 14 cross-shelf monitoring transects are proposed (including seven that are already being monitored) to estimate fluxes of biota, energy and materials within and between the subsystems. The usefulness of models for understanding ecosystem variability and changes is recognised and the need for fine-scale resolution of both sampling and modelling for adequate MSP as input to EBM for the often-conflicting interests of conserving biodiversity, and managing fisheries, recreation, offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation, offshore mining and shipping routes, is emphasised.  
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Auteur (up) Machu, E.; Ettahiri, O.; Kifani, S.; Benazzouz, A.; Makaoui, A.; Demarcq, H. url  doi
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  Titre Environmental control of the recruitment of sardines (Sardina pilchardus) over the western Saharan shelf between 1995 and 2002 : a coupled physical/biogeochemical modelling experiment Type Article scientifique
  Année 2009 Publication Revue Abrégée Fisheries Oceanography  
  Volume 18 Numéro 5 Pages 287-300  
  Mots-Clés biomass; Canary upwelling; hydrodynamic and biogeochemical modelling; plankton; potential spawning habitat; recruitment; Sardina pilchardus  
  Résumé Fisheries constitute an important economic sector for Morocco, where the species Sardina pilchardus represents the main landings. In acoustic evaluations conducted along the Moroccan coast since 1995, the absence of juveniles in 1996 and 1998 and the collapse of the sardine stock between 1996 and 1997 represent the main events until 2002. Sardines are known to be microphageous planktivores and thus are sensitive to environmental variability. A biogeochemical model coupled to a hydrodynamic model (ROMS) was run over the Canary Current System (1991-2002) to investigate the environmental factors that could have played a role in the variability of the sardine spawning. A grid refinement (1/12 degrees) centred on the Saharan Bank (SB) region was built to study the main spawning ground of sardines off northwest Africa. The volume of the potential spawning habitat (PSH) of sardines was defined as a function of depth, temperature and salinity, which are included in the ranges 0-200 m, 15-21 degrees C and 35.8-36.8, respectively. Our modelling frame was able to reproduce the seasonal cycle of temperature, phytoplankton concentration and PSH over the SB. It also captured the warming associated with the negative index of the North Atlantic Oscillation of 1995-1997 and allowed a description of the inter-annual variability of the PSH. Our experiment shows that the volume of PSH was much reduced in 1996 compared to the other years. The results suggest that the delay between high abundance of plankton and favourable spawning conditions is a good proxy for determining the recruitment failure of sardine in this oceanic region.  
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Auteur (up) Ortega-Cisneros, K.; Shannon, L.; Cochrane, K.; Fulton, E. A.; Shin, Y.-J. url  doi
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  Titre Evaluating the specificity of ecosystem indicators to fishing in a changing environment: A model comparison study for the southern Benguela ecosystem Type Article scientifique
  Année 2018 Publication Revue Abrégée Ecological Indicators  
  Volume 95 Numéro Pages 85-98  
  Mots-Clés Ecosystem models; Environmental change; Fishing; Indicators; Specificity; Upwelling  
  Résumé Ecological indicators used to monitor fishing effects in the context of climate change and variability need to be informative to enable effective ecosystem-based fisheries management. We evaluated the specificity of the response of ecosystem indicators to different fishing and environmental pressure levels using Ecosim and Atlantis ecosystem models for the southern Benguela ecosystem. Three fishing strategies were modelled to represent a variety of ways of targeting fishing within an ecosystem: one focused on low trophic levels (i.e. forage species), another on higher trophic levels (i.e. predatory fish) and a third tested fishing pressure across the full range of potentially exploitable species. Two types of environmental change were simulated for each fishing mortality scenario – random environmental variability and directional climate change. The specificity of selected ecological indicators (mean trophic level of the community, proportion of predatory fish, biomass/landings, mean intrinsic vulnerability and marine trophic index) was evaluated for different combinations of fishing strategy, fishing mortality and both types of environmental change. While there were mostly large differences in indicator values computed from the Atlantis and Ecosim models, the specificity of the ecological indicators considered under changing climate generally corresponded between the two models. Certain indicators (i.e. mean trophic level of the community) were less specific in detecting effects of fishing in the southern Benguela for some of the three fishing strategies modelled (i.e. high trophic level fishing strategy) under climate change. This helped refine the most appropriate indicator set for our system, reflecting the focus of a particular fishing strategy, and improved confidence in the suitability of these indicators for monitoring fishing effects in the Southern Benguela.  
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Auteur (up) Quispe-Ccalluari, C.; Tam, J.; Demarcq, H.; Chamorro, A.; Espinoza-Morriberon, D.; Romero, C.; Dominguez, N.; Ramos, J.; Oliveros-Ramos, R. doi  openurl
  Titre An index of coastal thermal effects of El Nino Southern Oscillation on the Peruvian Upwelling Ecosystem Type Article scientifique
  Année 2018 Publication Revue Abrégée Int. J. Climatol.  
  Volume 38 Numéro 7 Pages 3191-3201  
  Mots-Clés climate; coastal index; eastern tropical pacific; enso; Equatorial Pacific Ocean; events; ocean; Peruvian Upwelling Ecosystem; sea-surface temperature; wind  
  Résumé The Peruvian Upwelling Ecosystem (PUE) is one of the most productive ecosystem in the world in terms of productivity and fish catches, partly because its geographical location is affected by remote physical processes, such as the interannual climate variability of the Equatorial Pacific Ocean (EPO), whose dominant signal is El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO). In order to assess the thermal effects of ENSO off Peru, a Peruvian Coastal Thermal Index (PCTI) was developed representing 87.7% of the total variation of the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies of the PUE. Between 1982 and 2014, the PCTI detected 12 warm periods and 16 cold periods in the PUE. PCTI had a linear trend component, a low frequency component and a noise component, with 1.5%, 94.5% and 4% contributions to the total variance, respectively. Wavelet analysis of PCTI showed significant peaks of variability between the years 1996 and 1999 between periods of 0.4 and 6 years. A regime shift in variance of PCTI was detected in 1999, with a lower variance between 1999 and 2014 than between 1982 and 1998, which agreed with the start of a cold phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. The decrease of variance of the PCTI could be linked to an increase of the local winds associated with a higher intensity of the average state of South Pacific Anticyclone. This atmospheric change might have strengthened the coastal upwelling and counteracted the intensity of warm periods in the PUE. Finally, the comparison of different indexes allowed to detect four periods where neutral conditions occurred in the EPO while warm periods occurred in the PUE (1993, 2008, 2012 and 2014); and 1 period where a warm episode occurred in the EPO (2004-2005) while a neutral condition occurred in the PUE.  
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Auteur (up) Roberts, M.J.; Ternon, J.-F.; Morris, T. url  doi
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  Titre Interaction of dipole eddies with the western continental slope of the Mozambique Channel Type Article scientifique
  Année 2014 Publication Revue Abrégée Deep-Sea Research Part II.Topical Studies in Oceanography  
  Volume 100 Numéro no spécial Pages 54-67  
  Mots-Clés Chlorophyll filaments; Currents; Dipole eddies; Mozambique Channel; Slope upwelling  
  Résumé Sea Level Anomaly (SLA) data were used to track a southward propagating eddy dipole along the western slope of the Mozambique Channel over some 6 months. In April 2005, this dipole (with the cyclone to the south) was close to the continental slope off southern Mozambique. The contact zone between the contra-rotating vortices and the slope was surveyed by ship using onboard (S-)ADCP and CTD lines. The data showed strong ( > 1.4 m s(-1)) southward (geostrophic) currents over the slope adjacent to the anticyclone with horizontal divergence over the shelf edge. Significant slope upwelling between the dipole and the shelf was evident, concomitant with enhanced nutrient and chlorophyll levels enriching shelf near-surface waters. Satellite observations depicted a 300 km long surface chlorophyll filament extending offshore in the frontal zone between the contra-rotating vortices. A satellite-tracked drifter deployed at the coastal base of this filament confirmed the offshore advection of chlorophyll-enriched shelf water, which ultimately wrapped around the cyclone and filling its centre. The slope upwelling was also clearly evident in hourly temperature data collected by a recorder deployed on a nearby reef (Zambia Reef) in a depth of 18 m. According to the SLA data, the dipole took several weeks to pass Zambia Reef causing prolonged bouts of upwelling that finally ceased when it left the continental slope and moved southwards into the open ocean. Further analysis showed that lone anticyclones and cyclones against the Mozambique continental shelf also induce slope upwelling as a result of horizontal divergence created by the radial circulation of the vortex. In the case of cyclones, the divergence occurs north of the contact zone. Overall, this case study confirms that eddies moving southwards along the western side of the Mozambique Channel are the main mechanism for pumping nutrients into the otherwise oligotrophic surface waters, and moreover, provide a vigorous mechanism for shelf-open ocean exchange.  
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