To Fish or Not to Fish?
Part A: The ABCs of MPAs
Protected areas are extremely important tools for maintaining biodiversity both on land and in the water. As ecosystems continue to be threatened or damagedin large part due to human activity and its effectsprotected areas are vital for safeguarding plant and animal species and the natural resources they and local human communities depend on.
1. Watch this video for an introduction to MPAs.
2. Read the Analysis of U.S. MPAs (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Jul13 20) to learn the basics of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).