Research exposes multiple flouting of MPA rules

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There are multiple marine protected areas where enough fishing takes place to contravene their protection status.

New research has identified 55 global ‘paper parks’, or MPAs that fall short of safeguarding marine biodiversity, especially where fishing is concerned.

The Paper Park Index (PPI), developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Sea Around Us initiative, shows that most of these paper parks are located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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