Uncertainty Demands an Adaptive Management Approach to the Use of Marine Protected Areas as Management Tools

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Abstract

Networks of marine protected areas are important conservation and resource management tools that are under development in Europe and elsewhere. The ability of MPAs to deliver stated objectives and targets is likely to be challenged under a scenario of a rapidly changing climate. Such changes will be greatest in shallow coastal areas where multiple physical stressors impinge on marine habitats and species. Links between fish abundance and prey biomass mediated by physical stress highlight the sensitivity of coastal carrying capacity to changes in the physical environment. Adaptive management approaches are required to accommodate changes in the capacity of coastal systems to deliver desired objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Fisheries
Subtitle of host publicationA Social-Ecological Analysis
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Chapter21
Pages351-358
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781444392241
ISBN (Print)9781444334678
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2011

Keywords

  • "plaice box"
  • Adaptive management
  • Marine protected areas
  • Performance metrics
  • Physical stressors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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