Scientific Opinion on Promises of Higher Fishery Yields

MPA News asked three scientists what they considered to be fair or unfair assurances to stakeholders on the fishery effects of marine reserves. The scientists, who have each published previously in MPA News, were: Trevor Willis of the University of Bologna, Italy (see...

Bottom Trawling Prohibited Below 1000 Meters in Mediterranean

All areas of the Mediterranean and Black Sea deeper than 1000 m will be permanently off-limits to bottom trawling, according to a decision in late February by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), the main intergovernmental fishery management...

Notes & News

Queensland designates three MPAs with indigenous help The Australian state of Queensland has negotiated with indigenous communities to designate three new MPAs to protect against the effects of coastal development on important underwater habitats. Called Fish Habitat...

Letter to the Editor

Dear MPA News: Incorporating the potential impacts of climate change into MPA planning is certainly a wise approach. Often we focus on the root causes of climate change while forgetting that there are tangible actions we can take in response to ecosystem change. In...