Tissot, Brian N. and L. E. Hallacher. 1999. Impacts of aquarium collectors on reef fishes in Kona, Hawai'i. Division of Aquatic Resources, Honolulu, HI. Technical Report. [html]

Walsh, W. J. 2000. Aquarium Collecting in West Hawaii: A Historical Overview. Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources Report. 6 pp. [PDF]

Tissot, B. N. 1999. Adaptive Management of Aquarium Fish Collecting in Hawaii. Live Reef Fish Information Bulletin 6: 16-19.  [html] [PDF]

Tissot, B. N. and D. M. Brosnan. 2002. Long Term Coral Reef Monitoring Programs: Working Towards a Synthesis of Science, Management and Policy. In: Best, B. and R. Pomeroy, Relevant Findings from the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium: Implications for Coral Reef Management and Policy. USAID. [PDF].

Tissot, B. N. and L. E. Hallacher. 2003. The effects of aquarium collectors on coral reef fishes in Hawaii. Conservation Biology. 17(6): 1759-1768 |html| |PDF|

Walsh, W. J., S. P. Cotton, J. Dierking, and I. D. Williams. 2003. The commercial marine aquarium fishery in Hawai‘i 1976–2003. In Status of Hawai‘i’s Coastal Fisheries in the New Millennium, ed. A. M. Friedlander, 132–159. Proceedings of a Symposium sponsored by the American Fisheries Society, Hawaii Chapter. [PDF]

Tissot, B. N. , Walsh, W. and L. E. Hallacher. 2004. Evaluating the effectiveness of a marine reserve network in Hawaii to increase the productivity of an aquarium fishery. Pacific Science 58(2): 175-188.  |PDF|

Brown, Eric. Evelyn Cox, Paul Jokiel, , Ku‘ulei Rodgers, William Smith, Brian Tissot, Steve L. Coles, and Jonathan Hultquist 2004. Development of benthic sampling methods for the Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) in Hawai‘i. Pacific Science 58(2): 145-158.  |PDF|

Capitini, C., B. N. Tissot, M. Carroll, W. Walsh and S. Peck. 2004. Aquarium fisheries management in west Hawaii: a dynamic conflict.  Soc. Nat. Res. 17: 763-778.  |PDF|

Tissot, B. N. 2005. Integral Marine Ecology: Community-based fishery management in Hawai`i. World Futures: the Journal of General Evolution. 61: 79-95. |PDF|

Williams, I. D., W.J. Walsh, B.N. Tissot, L.E. Hallacher. 2006. Impact of observers’ experience level on counts of fishes in underwater visual surveys. Marine Ecology Progress Series 310: 185-191. PDF

Ortiz, D. M and B. N. Tissot. 2008. Ontogenetic patterns of habitat use by a coral reef fish in an MPA network: A multi-scaled remote sensing and in-situ approach. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 365: 217-232. PDF

Maurin, P., and S. Peck. 2008. The West Hawai‘i Fisheries Council Case Study Report. University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program, Honolulu, HI. 32 p. PDF

Claisse, J. T., S. A. McTee and J. D. Parrish. 2009. Effects of age, size, and density on natural survival for an important coral reef fishery species, yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens. Coral Reefs 28:95-105 PDF

Williams, I. D., W.J. Walsh, J. T. Claisse, B.N. Tissot, K. A. Stamoulis. 2009. Impacts of a Hawaiian marine protected area network on the abundance and fishery sustainability of the yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens.  Biological Conservation 142: 1066-1073. PDF

Tissot, B. N. 2009. Integral marine ecology: community-based fishery management in Hawaii. Chapter 13 In S. Hargens and M. Zimmerman. Uniting Multiple Perspectives in the Natural World. Shambhala Publications, Boston, MA. [PDF]  [html]

Tissot, B. N. W. J. Walsh, and M. A. Hixon. 2009. Hawaiian Islands Marine Ecosystem Case Study: Ecosystem and Community-Based Management in West Hawaii . Coastal Management 37-1-19 PDF

Christie, P., Pollnac, R. B., Fluharty, D. L., Hixon,. M. A., Lowry, G. K., Mahon, R., Pietri, D., Tissot, B. N., White, A. T., Armada, N., Liza Eisma-Osorio, R. L.. 2009. Tropical Marine EBM Feasibility: A Synthesis of Case Studies and Comparative Analyses. Coastal Management 37: 374-385 PDF

DAR (Division of Aquatic Resources). 2009. Impacts of West Hawaii Marine protected Areas on Yellow Tang Stock and Fishery Sustainability. Hawaii DAR, Kailua-Kona, HI. 2pp. PDF

Claisse JT, Kienzle M, Bushnell ME, Shafer DJ, Parrish JD. 2009. Habitat- and sex-specific life history patterns of yellow tang Zebrasoma flavescens in Hawaii, USA. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 389:245-255 PDF

Tissot, B. N. Barbara A. Best, Eric H. Borneman, Andrew W. Bruckner, Cara H. Cooper, Heather D’Agnes, Timothy P. Fitzgerald, Amanda Leland, Susan Lieberman, Amy Mathews Amos, Rashid Sumaila, T.M. Telecky. Frazer McGilvray, Brian J. Plankis, Andrew L. Rhyne, Glynnis G. Roberts, Benjamin Starkhouse, Todd C. Stevenson. 2010. How US Ocean Policy and Market Power Can Reform the Coral Reef Wildlife Trade. Marine Policy 34: 1385-1388. PDF

Christie M.R., Tissot B.N., Albins M.A., Beets J.P., Jia Y., et al. 2010. Larval Connectivity in an Effective Network of Marine Protected Areas. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15715. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015715.

Bushnell ME, Claisse JT, Laidley CW. 2010. Lunar and seasonal patterns in fecundity of an indeterminate, multiple-spawning surgeonfish, the yellow tang Zebrasoma flavescens. J Fish Biol 76:1343-1361 PDF

Abstracts from Scientific Conferences:


Detecting impacts on reef fish in Kona: a model for community and interagency collaboration


Evaluation of benthic sampling methods considered for the Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP) in Hawai’i


The Hawai'i Coral reef Assessment and Monitoring program (CRAMP)


Detecting impacts to coral reef fishes in Hawai’i: an example of adaptive community-based management


Detecting impacts to coral reef fishes in Hawai’i: an example of adaptive community-based management


Adaptive community-based management of  a marine reserve network in Hawai'i


Long term coral reef monitoring programs: working towards a synthesis of science, management and policy


Measuring the effectiveness of a marine reserve network in Hawai'i


Evaluating the effectiveness of a marine reserve network in Hawai’i to increase the productivity of an aquarium fishery


Size variation in aquarium fishes in an MPA network in Hawai’i


Integral Ecology: a new tool for fishery management

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