Marine protected areas as a tool for ecosystem conservation and fisheries management (PROTECT) (38095)

Project Details


The aim of the project was to:
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
Effective start/end date01/01/200531/12/2008


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