Marine Planning

Rebuilding reef fisheries with marine protected areas (MPAs) toolbox

Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning for MPAs hosted by UQ, UniMelb and WWF Indonesia Photo: P Mumby

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The toolbox is a set of software and policy tools.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The toolbox enables coastal planners and policymakers to support decisions on the total coverage/number, placement and local size of MPAs, in order to sustain and rebuild fisheries and to protect coastal biodiversity.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The toolbox can be accessed through an easy-to-use web-based interface, software and printed materials. It toolbox supports marine spatial planning (MSP) by assisting users to develop zoning plans specifically to rebuild and sustain coral reef fisheries as well as to help protect biodiversity.

WHEN IS IT USED?

This toolbox supports MSP by assisting users to develop zoning plans specifically to rebuild and sustain coral reef fisheries as well as to help protect biodiversity.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

The toolbox is available as downloadable pdf and software applications.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

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

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

No specific user skills are required to use the policy guidelines. For the software applications, we recommend participation in short training courses (one day each) where possible, however, prior knowledge and expertise required to use the tools are minimal.

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

We are currently offering three-day training courses covering all tools in the MPA toolbox. Otherwise, participants need a standard laptop to install required software and use the tools.


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More information: Prof Peter Mumby

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