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Marine Protected Areas and the Governance of Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries

McCay, BJ; Jones, PJS; (2011) Marine Protected Areas and the Governance of Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries. Conservation Biology , 25 (6) 1130 - 1133. 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01771.x. Green open access

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Abstract

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are spatially defined marine units in which one or more human activities—particularly fishing—are restricted or prohibited. They represent a precautionary and ecosystem-based approach to ocean management (Mangel 2000; Pikitch et al. 2004; Jones 2006). The 1992 Convention for Biological Diversity set a target for 10% of the global marine area to be designated as MPAs by 2010. Progress with designating MPAs is, however, slow, MPAs covering just 1.3% of the marine area and 3.2% of marine areas under national jurisdiction. Consequently, the deadline was recently extended to 2020. Nonetheless, in the past two decades there has been a rapid increase in MPA research and implementation throughout the world. If the governance of MPAs is improved in ways we describe here, MPAs and other place-based approaches will continue to be important tools for the management of marine resources.

Type: Article
Title: Marine Protected Areas and the Governance of Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01771.x
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01771.x
Language: English
Additional information: This is the pre-peer-reviewed version of the following article: McCay, BJ and Jones, PJS (2011) Marine Protected Areas and the Governance of Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries. Conservation Biology , 25 (6) 1130 – 1133, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01771.x PubMed ID: 22070268
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1337126
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