In "MPA Tip", we present advice on MPA planning and management. Below, a technique for monitoring ship traffic is described. The purpose is to help avoid vessel damage to sensitive areas, such as through groundings or illegal anchoring.
This tip was adapted by MPA News with permission from Duncan Vaughan, who described the technique on the Coral ListServer (http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov) in September 2007. Vaughan is the deputy clerk and fishery officer for the Eastern Sea Fisheries Joint Committee in the UK.