Latest Marine Protected Area Stories
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.
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.
Ecologists in New Zealand have shown for the first time that Marine Protected Areas – long advocated as a way of protecting threatened marine mammals – actually work.
Some sea turtles appear to be reaping the benefits of government designated areas of bodies of water, known as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Special conservation zones known as marine protected areas provide many direct benefits to fisheries and coral reefs.
Centuries of overexploitation of fish and other marine resources — as well as invasion of fish from the Red Sea — have turned some formerly healthy ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea into barren places, an unprecedented study of the Mediterranean concludes.
University of British Columbia researchers have identified conservation "hot spots" around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) may turn out to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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