Essays about: "Marine Protected Areas"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 essays containing the words Marine Protected Areas.

  1. 1. Analyzing the impact of marine protected areas on coastal zones : A case-study of Addo Elephant National Park Marine Protected Area, South Africa

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och industriell teknik

    Author : Laura Elana Babette Obbink; [2023]
    Keywords : Marine Protected Areas; Sustainability; Coastal Zones; Biodiversity; Local Environmental Awareness; South Africa;

    Abstract : The ocean is, with its extraordinary ability to regulate the climate and absorb carbon dioxide, a vital ecosystem for all life on the planet. Moreover, the ocean is highly important for coastal communities as a source of income and nutrition, and as a consequence of increasing dependence it is becoming more significant to mitigate the effects of these anthropogenic activities on the ocean and its resources. READ MORE

  2. 2. The foraging distribution of Cape gannets in relation to Addo Elephant National Park Marine Protected Area

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Pelagia Maria Tsousi; [2023]
    Keywords : cape gannets; morus capensis; marine Protected Areas; addo Elephant National Park Marine Protected Area; foraging distribution;

    Abstract : Seabirds are considered to be the sentinels of the ocean, as they are able to locate their prey in spite of the great heterogeneity of the marine environment. During the breeding season, these central-place foragers not only need to find prey to maintain themselves but also to feed their young. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Ecological and Anthropogenic Impacts of fishing gear in a tropical system : How the size of Spotted Rose Snapper (Lutjanus guttatus) and the ratio of target catch, is influenced by approved fishing gear within a marine area of responsible fishing in the South-Western Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för biologi och miljö (BOM)

    Author : Alfred Eriksson; [2023]
    Keywords : Overfishing; overexploitation; Spotted Rose Snapper; Lutjanus guttatus; Gulf of Nicoya; Costa Rica; marine protected areas; artisinal fishermen; bycatch; Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture; incopesca; fishing gear; longlines;

    Abstract : The oceans are essential for humanity, yet these systems continue to be degraded and suffer from pollution, habitat destruction and overexploitation. The Costa Rican Gulf of Nicoya is a productive gulf that is fished by both large-scale industrial fisheries and small-scale artisanal fishermen. READ MORE

  4. 4. Ecological Representativity of Marine Protected Areas along the Swedish West Coast : evaluating the effectiveness of the existing network and identifying expansion opportunities in the Skagerrak

    University essay from SLU/Dept. Of Aquatic Resources

    Author : Kimberly Arfwedson; [2021]
    Keywords : ecological representativity; ecological coherence; species richness; marine protected areas; Marxan; no-take zones;

    Abstract : Marine protected areas (MPAs) are recognised worldwide as an important tool to combat biodiversity loss. The European union (EU) has recently adopted a new strategy aiming at protecting at least 30% of Europe’s marine environment and inferring strict protection for one third of the protected area. READ MORE

  5. 5. Save the bay: a case study of fisheries co-management in Gökova Bay, Turkey

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Utku Kuran; [2021]
    Keywords : small-scale fisheries; common-pool resources; socio-ecological systems; co-management; design principles; Gökova Bay; Sustainability Science; Turkey; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Overfishing is one of the most serious problems threatening the health of the seas and local coastal communities. Marine Protected Areas with No Fishing Zones are valuable biodiversity conservation tools to ensure the sustainable use of diminishing fish stocks. READ MORE