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Biodiversity conservation should focus on no-take Marine Reserves: 94% of Marine Protected Areas allow fishing
Costello, M.J.; Ballantine, B. (2015). Biodiversity conservation should focus on no-take Marine Reserves: 94% of Marine Protected Areas allow fishing. Trends Ecol. Evol. 30(9): 507–509. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.tree.2015.06.011
In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Elsevier Science: Amsterdam. ISSN 0169-5347, more
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Keywords
    Ecosystems; Fisheries; Oceans; Sustainability; Marine

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  • Costello, M.J., more
  • Ballantine, B.

Abstract
    Conservation needs places where nature is left wild; but only a quarter of coastal countries have no-take Marine Reserves. ‘Marine Protected Areas’ (MPAs) have been used to indicate conservation progress but we found that 94% allow fishing and thus cannot protect all aspects of biodiversity. Biodiversity conservation should focus on Marine Reserves, not MPAs.

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