‘Large marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being established to contribute to global conservation targets but present an immense challenge for managers as they seek to govern human interactions with the environment over a vast geographical expanse. These challenges are further compounded by the remote location of some MPAs, which magnify the costs of management […]

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Kate Lock NRW: ‘I am pleased to provide you with the link to the Skomer MCZ project status report 2018-19.  This report provides an up to date summary of results of all the biological and oceanographic monitoring projects completed at Skomer MCZ of which many provide important long term monitoring data sets.  If you are […]

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Marine Protected Areas – 1st Edition Marine Protected Areas: Science, Policy and Management addresses a full spectrum of issues relating to Marine Protected Areas (MPS) not currently available in any other single volume. Chapters are contributed by a wide range of working specialists who examine conceptions and definitions of MPAs, progress on the implementation of worldwide […]

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Watch the study video at: https://www.bluemarinefoundation.com/2019/07/17/limits-on-pot-fishing-can-result-in-win-win-for-fishermen-and-marine-wildlife/. https://phys.org/news/2019-07-limits-pot-fishing-result-win-win.html Restricting the amount of inshore potting for crab and lobster within marine protected areas (MPAs) can generate a “win-win” for both fishermen and the marine environment, according to the first major study exploring the issue. The study showed that crab caught in areas of low potting levels were of greater average […]

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