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Lack of Staffing, Funds Prevent Marine Protected Areas from Realizing Full Potential

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff.

The findings are published in the journal Nature on March 22.

Ocean Activists look “Over The Horizon” to 2016

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While there’s been some exciting ocean conservation news recently including a promised expansion of marine protected areas in the Pacific, reopening of the U.S. marine sanctuary nominations process to the public, passage of a law to fund research on how to end harmful algal blooms, a presidential commitment to address pirate fishing and mislabeling of…

Two Good Ocean Days for California

  On Wednesday Dec. 19, a statewide network of California marine parks was completed after twelve years of effort. On Thursday the 20th, President Obama announced the largest expansion of California marine sanctuaries in 20 years. Both events reflect the state’s more than 100 years of leadership in protecting, restoring, and exploring its coastal and ocean…