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Application of Marine Protected Areas for Sustainable Production and Marine Biodiversity off Alaska

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dc.contributor.author Witherell, David
dc.contributor.author Woodby, Doug
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-03T17:36:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-03T17:36:47Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6980
dc.description.abstract "Fisheries managers have established many marine protected areas (MPA’s) in the Federal and state waters off Alaska to protect ecological structure and function, establish control sites for scientific research studies, conserve benthic habitat, protect vulnerable stocks, and protect cultural resources. Many MPA’s achieve multiple objectives. Over 40 named MPA’s, many of which include several sites, encompass virtually all Federal waters off Alaska and most of the state waters where commercial fisheries occur. All of the MPA’s include measures to prohibit a particular fishery or gear type (particularly bottom trawls) on a seasonal or year-round basis, and several MPA’s prohibit virtually all commercial fishing. Although the effectiveness of MPA’s is difficult to evaluate on an individual basis, as a group they are an important component of the management program for sustainable fisheries and conserving marine biodiversity off Alaska." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject marine ecology en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject protected areas en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.title Application of Marine Protected Areas for Sustainable Production and Marine Biodiversity off Alaska en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Marine Fisheries Review en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 67 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 1-27 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US

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