Marine Protected Areas as a Tool for Fisheries Management (MPAs)
This web site is part of the programme implemented by FAO for a better understanding of the contribution of MPAs to fisheries management, and the identification and promotion of best practices and integrated approaches to MPAs. A set of current issues regarding the use of MPAs as a tool for fisheries management is introduced, including links to external internet resources of interest. A specific section presents the guidelines being prepared by FAO, on the design, implementation and testing of MPAs.
Funding the Programme
Work undertaken in relation to MPAs as a tool for fisheries management was previously carried out as a component of the "Promotion of sustainable fisheries: support for the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)" project.