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Fisheries, tourism, and marine protected areas: Conflicting or synergistic interactions?

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.

The Coral Triangle and Climate Change: Ecosystems, People and Societies at Risk

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.

Reviving the Oceans Economy: The Case for Action - 2015

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: " 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.

Marine protected areas and fisheries: bridging the divide

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.

Securing ocean benefits for society in the face of climate change

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.