Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Mar Pollut Bull. 2014 Oct 15;87(1-2):7-10. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.07.067. Epub 2014 Aug 22.

The contribution of very large marine protected areas to marine conservation: giant leaps or smoke and mirrors?

Author information

1
Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, 2204 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada. Electronic address: rlsingleton@gmail.com.
2
Environment Department, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK. Electronic address: callum.roberts@york.ac.uk.

Abstract

In recent years, marine protected areas have been "super-sized". At first glance, this seems a gift to marine conservation. Yet, the new wave of very large marine protected areas ("VLMPAs") have faced criticism from the scientific community. In this article we examine the merits and the criticisms of VLMPAS, and consider whether they provide a much-needed boost to marine conservation, or are simply too good to be true.

KEYWORDS:

Adaptive management; Conservation strategy; Fisheries; MPA; Marine policy; Marine protected areas

PMID:
25152184
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.07.067
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center