(NS)Protected Areas

From MSP Knowledge Base
Protected Areas
Layer Info
Category Protected Areas
Editable Yes
Data source NorthSEE Environment WP
Types
No Protection
No Bottom Trawl fishing
No Industrial and Pelagic Trawl fishing
No Drift and fixed nets fishing

Description[edit | edit source]

Marine protected areas (MPA) are protected areas of seas, oceans, estuaries or large lakes. These marine areas can come in many forms ranging from wildlife refuges to research facilities. MPAs restrict human activity for a conservation purpose, typically to protect natural or cultural resources. Such marine resources are protected by local, state, territorial, native, regional, national, or international authorities and differ substantially among and between nations. Typical MPAs restrict fishing, oil and gas mining and/or tourism. Other restrictions may limit the use of ultrasonic devices like sonar (which may confuse the guidance system of cetaceans), development, construction and the like. Some fishing restrictions include "no-take" zones, which means that no fishing is allowed.

MSP Challenge[edit | edit source]

The Marine Protected Areas layer is a static data layer. MPAs are polygons, i.e., geometric shapes that you can draw in, edit or remove when making a plan.

MPAs can have no protection against fishing, thus allowing all three fishing fleets to fish there. Alternatively, MPAs can be designated to protect against any or all of the three fishing fleets (Bottom Trawl, Industrial and Pelagic Trawl, Drift and Fixed Nets). If so, the selected fishing fleets will not fish there.

IN THIS TAB EXTENDED CONTENT IS PLACED

ON THIS TAB VISUAL CONTENT IS PLACED


Retrieved from[edit | edit source]

N/A

Description[edit | edit source]

N/A