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18 May 2010 | dataset

Case study: The Funafuti Conservation Area, Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu : drawing lessons for future marine conservation planning and management

Marine protected areas (MPAs) have gained wide acceptance among coastal planners,
managers, researchers, and scientists as an effective tool that can be utilized to protect
threatened marine and coastal ecosystems. MPAs allow depleted breeding stocks of
important food fish and invertebrate species to regenerate and become re-established,
providing a foundation for sustainable fisheries. Typically, the MPA model comprises a core
“’no-take” conservation area, within which harvest of fish and other consumable resources is
strictly prohibited, and a surrounding “buffer zone” in which non-intensive fishing practices
are permitted. The full commitment and participation of the local community in planning,
design, and implementation can ensure the long-term viability of such projects.

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Physical Description: 78 p.

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Marine protected areas (MPAs) have gained wide…

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Publisher Government of Tuvalu
Modified 05 July 2021
Release Date 18 May 2010
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Identifier VL-36549
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name SPREP Records and Archives Officer
Contact Email [email protected]