From the Editor: MPA News in Spanish; Reader Feedback

Dear reader, We are now in the 12th year of producing MPA News and the field of marine protected areas has never been more dynamic. With international agreements calling for networks of MPAs to be in place by 2012, nations are accelerating their designation of...

Notes & News

UK designates 15 MPAs to protect key habitats The UK government has designated 15 new MPAs to protect an array of reefs, sandbanks, and sea caves, as well as the species that depend on these habitats. Certain activities – including fishing, dredging, and wind...

Science Spotlight: Can Protected Areas Change Fish Behavior?

A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation offers evidence that fish could behave differently inside a no-take area compared to outside. A research team in New Zealand studied snapper across an area that encompassed a no-take MPA (Leigh Marine...