Marine Protected Areas
as tools for
management and conservation

Friday, 21 January 2022
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To investigate the potential of different regimes of MPAs in Europe as measures to protect sensitive and endangered species, habitats and ecosystems from the effects of fishing.

  1. To review and typify MPA objectives and corresponding protection regimes in European seas. 

  2. To identify processes affecting to, and define and review indicators of, MPA performance, for each management objective, in terms of: processes and indicators of ecological, fishery and socio-economic performance.

  3. To evaluate and test the array of indicators, in function of the objectives of MPAs, on 20 selected case studies in the EU context and published data (in the European context, and worldwide), by means of meta-analysis techniques.

European Union
Sixth Framework Programme