External Organisations

  • Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Finland
  • Swedish National Board of Fisheries, Sweden
  • Institute for Marine Sciences, Germany
  • University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Sea Fisheries Institute, Poland
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, United Kingdom
  • Cefas, United Kingdom
  • Marine Scotland, United Kingdom
  • National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Institute of Marine Research, Norway
  • University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • University of Tromsø, Norway
  • IFREMER, France
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Wageningen IMARES, Netherlands
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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1)To evaluate the potential of MPAs as a tool to protect sensitive species, habitats and ecosystems from the effect of fishing.

2)To outline and develop monitoring, assessment and management tools for MPAs that can assess: a) the impact of fisheries on marine ecosystems, b) the effect of different levels of protection and c) the impact and socio-economic effects of MPAs on fishing communities.

3)To facilitate linkages between science and management in the areas of: a) MPA design and implementation, b) timing and level of stakeholder involvement and c) management effectiveness and adaptability.

The project was coordinated by DTU Aqua.


  • Research area: Ecosystem Based Marine Management
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