FAO Fisheries Department
This document presents case studies of the policy, governance and institutional
issues of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Brazil, India, Palau and Senegal. It is
the first of four in a global series of case studies on MPAs. An initial volume
provides a synthesis and analysis of all the studies.
The set of global MPA case studies was designed to close a deficit in
information on the governance of MPAs and spatial management tools, within
both fisheries management and biodiversity conservation contexts. The studies
examine governance opportunities in and constraints on the use of spatial
management measures at the national level.
They were also designed to inform implementation of the FAO Technical
Guidelines on marine protected areas (MPAs) and fisheries, which were
developed to provide information and guidance on the use of MPAs in the
context of fisheries.http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2191e/i2191e.pdf