Marine Protected Areas and Ocean Planning

Authored by: Tundi S. Agardy

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415531757
eBook ISBN: 9780203115398
Adobe ISBN: 9781136294822

10.4324/9780203115398.ch31

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Abstract

The global ocean is stressed from all directions. Each passing day brings news of marine degradation, continued over-exploitation, heightened conflict, and the ravages of climate change. And while there are small-scale success stories, reports from one commission after another suggest that while we may be winning a battle now and again, we are losing the war on keeping the seas (and by extension, the planet) safe.

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