Marine Planning

Policy brief: Priority reefs for conservation and fisheries replenishment

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The tool is a policy brief.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The brief contains guidelines for prioritising which reefs are best suited to marine biodiversity conservation, versus those best used for reef fisheries.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The policy brief is used as part of the Rebuilding reef fisheries with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) toolbox, and independently.

WHEN IS IT USED?

The brief can be used when there is a need to determine which reefs should be protected to allow conservation of biodiversity and replenishment of fisheries, and which are suitable for general fishing.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Policy makers
  • Government and NGO planners undertaking MSP
  • Researchers studying marine reserve design

For more information, contact Dr Alice Rogers, Victoria University, Wellington, or Prof Peter Mumby, The University of Queensland. 

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