For the week of 05 December 2016
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Scientific Reports has published a new paper, Five key attributes can increase marine protected areas performance for small-scale fisheries management. The authors write they "show that fish stocks are healthier, fishermen incomes are higher and the social acceptance of management practices is fostered if five attributes are present (i.e. high MPA enforcement, presence of a management plan, fishermen engagement in MPA management, fishermen representative in the MPA board, and promotion of sustainable fishing)."
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-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager