Location of reserve network, monitored fishing areas, and observations of regional currents.

<p>The three diagrams in the center represent: track and velocity of a surface drifter (in black), progressive vector diagram (PVD) from velocity measured 15 m above the bottom at ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) site (in blue, bottom at 25 m), and the PVD from velocity measured 15 m above the bottom at ADP (Acoustic Doppler Profiler) site (in red, bottom at 18 m). Both PVDs have been shifted west for clarity. These three diagrams are made with hourly-mean data for the period 19:00:00 (UT) July 12 to 00:10:00 July 16 2006. The black arrows close to the 20 m isobath represent interpolated half-hourly data from a drifter drogued at 15 m, from 03:00 to 22:30, July 7 2006. The most offshore arrows are 6-hourly drifter data from the same drifter, from 18:00 June 24 to 12:00 June 25 2006 (see <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004140#pone.0004140.s003" target="_blank">Fig. S1</a> and <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004140#pone.0004140.s004" target="_blank">S2</a> for additional drifter trajectories and PVDs).</p>