Pelagic protected areas: The missing dimension in ocean conservation

Game, E., Grantham, H.S., Hobday, A.J., Pressey, R.L., Lombard, A.T., Beckley, L.E., Gjerde, K., Bustamante, R., Possingham, H. and Richardson, A. J. (2009) Pelagic protected areas: The missing dimension in ocean conservation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 24 7: 360-369. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2009.01.011

Author Game, E.
Grantham, H.S.
Hobday, A.J.
Pressey, R.L.
Lombard, A.T.
Beckley, L.E.
Gjerde, K.
Bustamante, R.
Possingham, H.
Richardson, A. J.
Title Pelagic protected areas: The missing dimension in ocean conservation
Journal name Trends in Ecology & Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-5347
Publication date 2009-07
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2009.01.011
Volume 24
Issue 7
Start page 360
End page 369
Total pages 9
Editor K. Lythgoe
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elseiver Ltd., Trends Journals
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
069902 Global Change Biology
Abstract Fewer protected areas exist in the pelagic ocean than any other ecosystem on Earth. Although there is increasing support for marine protected areas (MPAs) as a tool for pelagic conservation, there have also been numerous criticisms of the ecological, logistical and economic feasibility of place-based management in the dynamic pelagic environment. Here we argue that recent advances across conservation, oceanography and fisheries science provide the evidence, tools and information to address these criticisms and confirm MPAs as defensible and feasible instruments for pelagic conservation. Debate over the efficacy of protected areas relative to other conservation measures cannot be resolved without further implementation of MPAs in the pelagic ocean.
Q-Index Code C1
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