FAO Technical Guidelines For Responsible Fisheries Supplement 4: Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries, 2011

Document Date: 30 December 2011
Author: FAO

This document has been developed to provide information and guidance on the use of marine protected areas in the context of fisheries. As MPA implementation moves ahead with biodiversity conservation, many people feel that the fisheries aspects are not fully understood or taken into account, and guidance to this specific sector is needed. These guidelines look specifically at  fisheries features of MPAs but also address the interface between fisheries management and biodiversity conservation and provide support for MPAs with multiple objectives.