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Biodiversity conservation should focus on no-take Marine Reserves: 94% of Marine Protected Areas allow fishing

Biodiversity conservation should focus on no-take Marine Reserves: 94% of Marine Protected Areas allow fishing

Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30(9): 507-509

ISSN/ISBN: 0169-5347

PMID: 26321055

DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.06.011

Conservation needs places where nature is left wild; but only a quarter of coastal countries have no-take Marine Reserves. 'Marine Protected Areas' (MPAs) have been used to indicate conservation progress but we found that 94% allow fishing and thus cannot protect all aspects of biodiversity. Biodiversity conservation should focus on Marine Reserves, not MPAs.

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