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2012-07-18 01:14:06

Managers who have more -- and more subtle — tools may be able to generate more profit from a sustainable fishery than they can using marine protected areas alone As spatial planning is used increasingly to manage fisheries and other ocean resources, researchers are working to determine the best ways to use and refine the various spatial management tools. Among them are marine protected areas (MPAs), one of the most common methods, which limit or entirely curtail fishing in a given...

Marine Protected Areas Benefit Fisheries
2012-07-12 21:40:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first clear evidence that no-take protected areas can help restock exploited fish populations on neighboring reefs was presented at the International Coral Reef Symposium today. These answers will help resolve a long-running discussion worldwide about whether areas blocked off to all forms of fishing help replenish fish numbers outside the marine protected areas (MPAs). “Using DNA fingerprinting technology, we now can...

Marine Protected Areas Prove To Be Vital Aspect Of Green Turtle Sustainability
2012-03-21 05:08:51

Ryan Parson for RedOrbit.com Some sea turtles appear to be reaping the benefits of government designated areas of bodies of water, known as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). A recent study published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography suggests that the MPAs are playing a key role in the support and nourishment of the Green turtle. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, all six species of sea turtles that inhabit US waters are currently listed under the Endangered...

2009-11-09 15:24:37

Studies conducted in California and elsewhere provide support for the use of marine reserves as a tool for managing fisheries and protecting marine habitats, according to biologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A recent study in the Gulf of California, for example, confirmed the validity of a key concept behind marine reserves--the idea that offspring produced in a protected area can replenish the stocks of harvested species outside the reserve. "It seems really obvious, but...

2009-08-03 18:24:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of a key vote by the California Fish and Game Commission, the California League of Conservation Voters today assailed the so-called "Partnership for Sustainable Oceans," for its continued misinformation campaign about the Marine Life Protection Act. "This Beltway group funded by foreign fishing equipment manufacturers once again is attempting to deceive Californians about its true intent: to kill efforts to protect our...

2009-08-03 12:22:00

First-of-its-kind study has major applications in California SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The premise of California's ocean habitat protection strategy for the past decade has just been validated -- again -- by a major scientific study. A major research effort conducted over two years involving 21 scientists who surveyed 166 areas where specific fish species are caught, which was published in Science today, found that management techniques such as marine protected...

2009-07-29 15:26:00

New Campaign Exposes Million Dollar Effort by Out-of-State Interests to Kill California Ocean Protection Efforts SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) today launched a statewide campaign and Web site (www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com) that unmasks the "Partnership for Sustainable Oceans" (PSO), an industry front group that is raising more than $1 million from foreign and national fishing equipment manufacturers, boat...

2009-05-14 09:00:00

Residents voice support for compromise proposal SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in Sacramento, the Fish and Game Commission is holding a public comment hearing on plans for a network of underwater parks, or marine protected areas (MPAs), along California's north central coast (between Half Moon Bay and Point Arena). After today's meeting, the Fish and Game Commission is expected to make a final decision on the north central coast MPA network at an adoption...

2009-04-27 19:47:00

Move comes as California's ocean faces multiple threats SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Democratic Party's Environmental Caucus unanimously passed a resolution to support the state's landmark ocean conservation law, the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) at the Party's convention in Sacramento last weekend. "The MLPA gives the public unprecedented access to protecting our ocean for future generations," said Warner Chabot, CEO of California League of...

2008-09-14 03:00:15

Scientists and government officials studying potential no-take zones and other marine protected areas off the California coast will gather Monday and Tuesday for all-day meetings in El Segundo. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m. on both days at the Embassy Suites, 1440 East Imperial Ave., and will be broadcast online at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp/. Agendas are posted at the same Web site. A handful of agencies are working to implement the 1999 Marine Life Protection Act, which directs...


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