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MPA vs Fisheries

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are designed to protect important habitats and species by limiting fishing and other commercial activities. But could they also be an unexpected boon for fishers? It may seem counterintuitive, but some studies have found that this is exactly the case. Check out the video above to learn more about how certain MPAs not only provide biological benefits, but also economic ones. You can also click here to learn more about how Oceana has protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean habitat.