Study suggests MPAs and fisheries closures can benefit highly migratory marine species

Conventional wisdom holds that marine protected areas don’t offer much in the way of protections to highly migratory species of marine life, given that those species are unaware of the imaginary borders humans draw on maps to delineate such areas. New research finds that, to the contrary, large MPAs can confer benefits on migratory marine species — but only when they are carefully designed, strictly enforced, and integrated with sustainable fisheries management.

Mongabay

Last updated on 27 May 2019

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Species group: 
Fish