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Large Scale Marine Protected Areas Current status and consideration of socio-economic dimensions

Chris Smyth and Quentin Hanich
2019
Marine Spatial Planning
Global
English
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This discussion paper deals with the topic of Large Scale Marine Protected Areas (LSMPAs) through a global analysis. The paper discusses research needs and provides insights in the benefits of LSMPAs for the marine ecosystem and the people depending on it. Recommendations on socio-economic, ecological, governance and other research topics are included in the paper.