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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are being implemented worldwide, yet there are few cases where managers make specific predictions of the response of previously harvested populations to MPA implementation. Such predictions are needed to evaluate...
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly common way of protecting marine ecosystems by prohibiting fishing in specific locations. However, many people remain skeptical that MPAs will benefit fish populations. Click on the link below to read...
One hectare of ocean in which fishing is not allowed (a marine protected area) produces at least five times the amount of fish as an equivalent unprotected hectare, according to new research published today. Click on the link below to read the...
A new study led by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student and published in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found a possible solution to one of the biggest conservation and livelihood challenges in the marine realm. Click on the...
A new study led by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student and published in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found a possible solution to one of the biggest conservation and livelihood challenges in the marine realm. Click on the...
Traditional marine conservation practices in the Pacific could be key to more successful commercial practices.That's the view of a marine conservationist from Palau, who's one of a group of Pacific environmentalists who met in Tahiti last week to...
Palau's fisheries minister says the country is still figuring out the balance of fishing in its waters. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met with a group of teenagers calling for Marine Guardians in the Marlborough Sounds, who could essentially cut through the red tape of legislation. Ardern loved their passion but said it was complicated - exactly...
The Government of Bermuda commits to protect at least 20% of their total EEZ in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) while vowing to develop their Blue Economy. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The 123 million people who live near the U.S. coasts and the 3 million Americans who depend on the ocean for their livelihood are front-row witnesses to dire and unprecedented change.1 As a result of climate change, unusually warm waters are...