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Marine Policy and Governance

The course is devoted to legal reference related with management and administration of marine resources. During the course three levels of related legal references: international, national and regional will be considered as basis to management and conservation. Environmental economics will be introduced, and a few cases of economic valuation will be discussed. Special emphasis will be devoted to the economic analysis of natural resource exploitation of renewable and open access resources, with application to fisheries. The course also addresses marine ecosystem conservation and biodiversity management, with an emphasis on the social-ecological aspects of marine protected areas. It tackles threats to marine conservation and current designs and lessons from the implementation of marine protected areas. The course explores different strategies to manage, control and monitor marine protected areas and their relationship with end users.