Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ocean Conservancy Argues for More Marine Reserves

Following the first pass to choose Marine Protected Area proposals in Pacifica December 11 and 12, the Ocean Conservancy wrote MLPA Chair Susan Golding to lobby for more protection. For the text of their letter, see

They include two journal articles advocating Marine Reserves that are worth reading:
  • Recreational Fishing and Marine Fish Populations in California (UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute)
  • Why Have No-Take Marine Protected Areas? (NOAA and Key West MPA)
Both articles emphasize that no-take reserves are easier to administer because there is no question that anyone inside the reserve is suspect.

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