February 24, 2005

2/24 - IMPORTANT NEW PAPER: On the pluses and minuses of MPAs

Okay, folks, here you go. There's plenty of ammunition for both the PRO and CON sides of MPAs in this new paper (Download file), thus illustrating the job of scientists -- to call things as they are, not advocating for or against the issue, just laying out the facts for the public to decide. And by the way, I can vouch for the high level of authority among the authors, having once been hired by the lead author who was chairman of my department at University of New Hampshire. This paper summarizes the current cutting edge of MPA science.

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Figure (a) shows a reserve which is half empty, whereas (b) is clearly half full (from Sale et. al., 2005)

Posted by Randy Olson at February 24, 2005 07:14 PM