Marine Protected Areas

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Management of the sea is increasingly complex, riddled with uncertainty and necessitates involvement from researchers across disciplines and stakeholders from multiple policy and practice sectors.

The current alarming state of many coastal ecosystems and fisheries calls for the development of tools to support recovery of exploited stocks, ensure their sustainable exploitation and protect marine ecosystems.

Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning  

Although marine spatial planning (MSP) is increasingly being applied worldwide, it appears to be based on an ambiguity that has arisen from its dichotomous role of ensuring both conservation and development.

PHAROS4MPAs

This document, produced by Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore how Marine Protected Areas could be affected by small-scale fisheries, and to provide a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimize its environmental impacts.  

PHAROS4MPAs

This document, produced within the framework of the Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore how Marine Protected Areas could be affected by aquaculture, and provides a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimize its environmental impacts.  

PHAROS4MPAs

This document, produced within the framework of the Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore the ways Marine Protected Areas are affected by recreational fisheries, and provides a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimize its environmental

PHAROS4MPAs

The document, produced within the framework of the Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore the ways Marine Protected Areas are affected by the cruise sector, and provides a set of practical recommendations regarding the minimization of its environmen

PHAROS4MPAs

The document, produced within the framework of the Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore the ways Marine Protected Areas are affected by leisure boating. It provides a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimize its environmental impacts.

International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a conservation tool designed to adequately manage and protect marine resources threatened by human activity, by addressing both biological and socioeconomic needs.

PHAROS4MPAs

This report, produced within the PHAROS4MPAS project, proposes a set of recommendations on how public and private stakeholders in the Mediterranean can collaborate in order to prevent or minimize the impacts of maritime traffic in Marine Protected

PHAROS4MPAs

This document, produced by Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore how Marine Protected Areas could be affected by the offshore wind energy sector, and provides a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimize its environmental impact.

SIMCelt

The study analyses the national regulatory frameworks for MPAs in the Celtic Seas. It investigated the existing frameworks for marine conservation present in the Celtic Seas countries (France, Ireland and United Kingdom) and the differences betwee