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European Symposium on Marine Protected Areas : as a Tool for Fisheries Management and Ecosystem Conservation

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    Eventtype: Conference/Workshop
    Period: 2007-09-25 - 2007-09-28
    Location: Murcia Conference Hall "Auditorio y Centro de Congresos Victor Villegas", Murcia, Spain

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  • Universidad de Murcia, more, organiser
  • Technical University of Denmark; Danish Institute for Fisheries Research (DIFRES), more, organiser

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    Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are increasingly being used as a tool for both marine nature conservation and the sustainable management of the living resources in our seas. In addition, the ongoing development of an ecosystem based approach to fisheries management has revealed a number of objectives shared between marine nature conservation and fisheries management that may be further integrated through the development of MPAs.

    To emphasise the role of MPAs in the integration of fisheries management and nature conservation, the symposium will present and discuss the results from ongoing European and international MPA research, bringing together scientists, managers and stakeholders from all relevant fields and sectors to discuss new findings and approaches regarding ecological, economic and social aspects of MPA development.

    Scientific contributions are invited from Europe and other regions. Emerging science, empirical evidence and interdisciplinary approaches relevant for temperate waters are given priority. Managers and regional stakeholders are invited to provide experiences and views.

    The organisers of the symposium are the EU funded research projects EMPAFISH and PROTECT, addressing the application of MPAs as a tool for ecosystem conservation and fisheries management in the Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Sea and in the Baltic.

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