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A brief overview and comparison of the benefits of MPAs and NTZs


Marine Protected Area (MPA) is a significant instrument for fisheries management and conservation. MPAs can safeguard habitat, and ecological processes as well as species diversity, their abundance, size, and densities. In a No-Take Zone (NTZ), these environmental and fishery advantages are especially noticeable. No-Take Zones are a subset of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in which no fishing operations, including recreational or commercial, nor the removal of any flora and fauna are allowed. It is a type of marine spatial management that has grown in popularity as the world has moved towards ecosystem-based management in fisheries. Benefits include improved growth, fecundity, and diversity of species within NTZs, which can also boost populations beyond NTZs because of the spillover impact of a greater population and juveniles migrating into surrounding waters. Hence, NTZs restore reserves and enhance resistance to climatic changes. […]

Categories Ecology, Island studies
Keywords Conservation, gastropod, Management, marine, MPA, NTZ, seaweed
Author Saranya Maya Syamlal
Date published 2022
Document type Literature Review
Organisation Jersey International Centre for Advanced Studies
IRR Code IRR/JICAS/2022.43644
Funder Ecology Trust Fund
File Type pdf