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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Ocean Reserves

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Posted on June 24, 2017 - 12:34pm, by abrown
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Via The Asahi Shimbun

"Typically, marine protected areas (MPAs) are imposed upon fishing communities without explaining the rationale behind the move or offering any form of compensation for a measure that often carries a short-term cost that cash-strapped villagers simply cannot afford.

All too often this results in a standoff between well-meaning conservationists and the local communities they are trying to help.

By contrast, Harris and his team work closely with often-suspicious local communities, typically using octopuses to win them over by demonstrating cheaply and quickly the power of conservation."

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Posted on June 24, 2017 - 12:19pm, by abrown
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Via CBC News

"Nova Scotia has asked the federal government to stop setting aside new marine protected areas off Nova Scotia — at least for now.

The province says it's had more than its fair share set aside and is concerned about the economic impact of a designation, which can restrict activities like fishing or offshore energy development."

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Posted on June 24, 2017 - 11:57am, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

"International days, such as World Oceans Day earlier this month, are vitally important for raising awareness of topics such as marine biodiversity. But in Costa Rica this year, not only was awareness raised but a key action was taken –the government announced the designation of the Área Marina de Manejo Cabo Blanco (Cabo Blanco Marine Management Area), as a new 831 km2 marine protected area (MPA)."

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The next three years will lay much of the groundwork for the MPA field for years to come. As nations gear up to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14 as well as Aichi Target 11 under the Convention on Biological Diversity — both of which call for 10% of coastal and marine areas to be protected by 2020 — they will face some decisions. Namely:

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From 5-9 June 2017, the United Nations Headquarters in New York hosted its first-ever Ocean Conference, attracting thousands of government officials and institutions to discuss implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans.

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By Chris Williams, Sue Wells, and Matt Doggett

The inter-relationships among science, policy, and management were the focus of a UK conference on MPAs organized by the Poole Harbour Study Group and the Estuarine and Coastal Science Association in May. This brought together a wide range of academics, practitioners, and regulators to discuss key issues and challenges facing MPAs both globally and nationally (full details available here: http://www.pooleharbourstudygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Programme.pdf). 

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In September 2016, several institutions — Conservation International (CI), The Walton Family Foundation, the Global Environment Facility, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — announced a joint effort to support long-term protection of Indonesia's Bird's Head region, a highly diverse marine area in West Papua, Indonesia.

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The public comment period remains open on the federal review that could result in major changes to five of the US’s largest MPAs: the 250,000-km2 Marianas Trench Marine National Monument; 12,720-km2 Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument; 490,000-km2 Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument; 1.5 million-km2 Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument; and 34,000-km2 Ro

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Posted on June 21, 2017 - 3:04pm, by abrown

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