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Marine Protected Areas, design and management

Semester 2

This course deals with the description of marine protected areas, considering 
MPAs life cycle (preliminary phase, pioneer phase, practical phase); the MPA planning; MPAs research and monitoring; national, regional and international policy on MPAs; MPAs, reserve effect; Artisanal and recreational fishing activities in MPAS; ecotourism activities associated to the MPAs to promote sustainable livelihoods; MPA revenue, raising awareness and building compliance; Stakeholders engagement; the opportunity of citizen science to support shared management plans; Protected habitat and marine species in MPAs; large MPAs and the challenge of the open sea (Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction); MPAs management.