Brazil - Fish production was high outside the MPA (9.25 t/day), and could be profitable, resulting in reduced fishing pressure, but a faulty market chain prevents this. Fishers involved with coastal tourism had better incomes than those who engaged in only fisheries. Tourism in permitted areas outside the MPA could benefit both fisheries and biodiversity conservation by reducing the time fishers allocate to fishing and by attracting visitors for wildlife viewing.
This report provides for a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of climate change in the coral triangle region. Chapter 3 has a specific focus on the economic value of coral triangle fisheries and importance for food security and livelihoods. Chapter 5 provides an economic profile of the coral triangle countries looking at economic and demographic indicators in the context of the Millenium Development Goals.
An infographic illustrating the pressure on the high seas and the need for a solution to make areas beyond national jurisdiction protectable
Popular version of the scientific report "The benefits to people on expanding marine protected areas". This version has clear infographics and layout targeting a wider audience and includes usefull infographics. The report helps to create understanding and to make the case for MPAs from an economical perspective
Reviving the Oceans Economy: The Case for Action - 2015 brings into focus the economic value our oceans represent for this planet, as the future of humanity depends on their healthy living conditions. While figures in the report are a vast underestimation, the economic assets at risk accurately portray the losses we will incur should we continue on the current destructive trajectory.
By Beth Pike: "MPAtlas.org is an online atlas of marine protected areas (MPAs), and is a project of Marine Conservation Institute. As a Conservation Scientist at Marine Conservation Institute, and the project’s Outreach Coordinator, my work focuses on tracking the global progress of marine protected areas. Not only how much, but how well, we protect important areas of the ocean has deep implications for our ability to conserve the essential functions of our marine ecosystems. I work with a small team to evaluate marine protected area progress and where we are headed.
Long-term and well-managed marine protected areas (MPAs) can, under the right circumstances, contribute to biodiversity conservation and ﬁ sheries management, thus contributing to food security and sustainable livelihoods.This article emphasizes (1) the potential utility of MPAs as a ﬁsheries management tool, (2) the costs and benefits of MPAs for ﬁshing communities, and (3) the foundations of good governance and management processes for creating effective MPAs with a dual ﬁsheries and conservation mandate. 3.
First international payment for marine ecosystem services: the case of the Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania
This article investigates whether the European Union-Mauritania fisheries agreement, which allocates part of the Europe's financial contribution to the conservation of marine ecosystems located within the Banc d’Arguin National Park, can be regarded as a payment for ecosystem service. A framework for qualification as such payment scheme was established based on an extensive literature review.
This paper reviews how three valued services have, and will continue to, shift under climate change: (1) capture ﬁsheries, (2) food from aquaculture, and (3) protection from coastal hazards such as storms and sea-level rise. Climate adaptation planning is just beginning for ﬁsheries, aquaculture production, and risk mitigation for coastal erosion and inundation.
This presentation looks at the socio-economic benefits of marine protected areas, in particular how they can help reduce poverty through increasing fisheries yields and providing alternative income generating activities.