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FAO publishes technical guidelines on MPAs as fisheries tools

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published technical guidelines on the use of MPAs – particularly no-take zones – in the context of fisheries. The 198-page publication is divided into two sections. The first provides background on fisheries management, the ecosystem approach to fisheries, and MPAs as a tool for fisheries management. The second section considers the planning and implementation of MPAs. The guidelines were drafted based on findings from an FAO expert workshop in 2006 as well as subsequent reviews.

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