Study on the economic benefits of MPAs The European Commission contracted ICF, IEEP, PML and partners to undertake a review of the economic benefits of marine protected areas (MPAs) and other spatial protection measures (SPMs) (henceforth collectively referred to as MPAs unless specifically referring to SPMs). The study sought to compile an extensive evidence base […]

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Dustin Marshall et al: Abstract   Marine protected areas (MPAs) are important tools for managing marine ecosystems. MPAs are expected to replenish nearby exploited populations through the natural dispersal of young, but the models that make these predictions rely on assumptions that have recently been demonstrated to be incorrect for most species of fish. A meta‐analysis […]

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