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Residual marine protected areas five years on: are we still favouring ease of establishment over need for protection?

Citation

Devillers, R and Pressey, RL and Ward, TJ and Grech, A and Kittinger, JN and Edgar, GJ and Watson, RA, Residual marine protected areas five years on: are we still favouring ease of establishment over need for protection?, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30, (9) pp. 1758-1764. ISSN 1099-0755 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1002/aqc.3374

Abstract

  • 1. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are today's cornerstone of many marine conservation strategies. Our 2015 study (Devillers et al., 2015) and others have shown, however, that the placement of MPAs is ‘residual’ to commercial uses and biased towards areas of lower economic value or interest.
  • 2. In this paper, we explored the impact of our study on marine science, policy and management practice.
  • 3. We reviewed the papers citing our work and compiled expert opinions on some of the impacts of our study.
  • 4. Results indicate a strong general uptake in the scientific community but more uneven impacts on policy and management in different contexts, with a likely smaller impact of the research on conservation practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marine protected area, reserves, global, extractive uses, marine reserve, ocean management, research impact
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable animal production
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable animal production not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Edgar, GJ (Professor Graham Edgar)
UTAS Author:Watson, RA (Professor Reginald Watson)
ID Code:141925
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2020-12-03
Last Modified:2021-02-22
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