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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- 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 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)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||1|
|Deposited By:||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
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