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Articles on Marine protected areas

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Marine ecosystems across Canada’s coasts, such as eelgrass meadows that provide an important habitat for juvenile species, are threatened by human activities and climate change. (Nicolas Winkler)

Canada’s marine conservation toolbox needs an overhaul to counter climate change

It is time to acknowledge and address the rapid shifts in Canada’s oceans. To meet this challenge, Canada’s marine conservation toolbox — starting with the Oceans Act — needs an overhaul.
A researcher at the advocacy group Oceana uses GPS data to trace the activity of fishing boats. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

One of the oldest industries, fishing, is entering the world of advanced analytics and data-driven planning. With oceans under stress and key fish stocks dwindling, can precision fishing help?
South Africa has an impressive record of marine biological research in protected areas, but the country needs to pay greater attention to the human aspects. Doug Lang

Protected marine areas should serve nature and people: a review of South Africa’s efforts

The social, ecological and governance objectives of marine protected areas need to be understood to enhance benefits to both people and the environment.
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75% of Australia’s marine protected areas are given only ‘partial’ protection. Here’s why that’s a problem

Partially protected areas don’t have more wildlife than unprotected areas. They consume conservation resources and occupy space that could otherwise be allocated to more effective protection.
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An ocean like no other: the Southern Ocean’s ecological richness and significance for global climate

The Southern (Antarctic) Ocean is our planet’s primary storage of heat and carbon, and it’s home to extraordinary life forms, from tiny algae and spineless creatures to penguins, seals and whales.

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