Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) and other area-based management tools are part of any conservation and sustainable fisheries strategy as a means to protect marine species and habitats, reverse the decline of biodiversity and of the goods and services associated with marine ecosystems, recover degraded habitats and increase the sustainability of fisheries.
Contribute to the implementation of Marine Protected Areas at the national and international levels establishing partnerships and supporting science-based processes.
- Promote the establishment of new MPA's;
- Improve the effectiveness of current MPA's;
- Reduce “Paper" Parks.
Evaluating the impact in coastal fisheries in Portugal.