This webinar originally aired on July 10, 2014.
Recreational uses of MPAs are expanding rapidly in the US and around the globe. While promising many benefits to users and the sites, this trend has also raised concerns about the sustainability of increased use and about the capacity of most MPAs to manage and facilitate these diverse and often novel activities. To that end, the US Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee, working with the NOAA MPA Center, has examined this challenge and has developed a suite of recommendations and best practices for managers to consider in addressing this trend.
This webinar was presented by Priscilla Brooks of the Conservation Law Foundation and Charlie Wahle of the NOAA MPA Center, and it was co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, the EBM Tools Network, and MPA News.