Sportfishing, MPAs, and the Debate Over Management

Discussions of fishing and MPAs often center on fishing for food, whether conducted for commercial or subsistence reasons. But recreation is an increasingly common purpose of fishing activity, particularly in developed nations. Researchers have estimated that hundreds...

Letter to the Editor

Dear MPA News: I was surprised by the Georges Bank scallop example cited by both Halpern and Agardy (MPA News 6:9) in their recent pieces on the fisheries benefits of marine reserves. At first I thought I had missed something, so I looked at the evidence Halpern cited...

Notes & News

Website: information on Great Barrier Reef re-zoning The process of re-zoning the 344,000-km2 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park required years of public consultation and planning by officials (MPA News 5:10), culminating in July 2004 when the new zoning plan took effect....