[Coral-List] RE: Voluntary MPA literature (to Cheryl Chen)

julie ekstrom jaekstrom at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 16 11:10:19 EST 2005

Hi Cheryl,
Check out the voluntary MPA in San Juan County. It's Bottomfish Recovery 
Zones and is considered MPAs. From what I understand there is NO official 
gov't enforcement at all. According to MPA News, it's very successful using 
the community support to get compliance. Here's some references (all on the 

Kessler, BL. 2003. Marine Protected Area (MPA) Process Review: Case Studies 
of Five MPA Establishment Processes. Charleston, South Carolina: National 
National Marine Protected Areas Center, in cooperation with the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Services Center. (available 
on mpa.gov website)

McGinnity, P, Mike McSherry, Bob Harman, Paul Ortiz, Gary Fletcher, Angus 
Matthews, and Kari Koski. 2000 November. MPA Enforcement: Practitioners 
Employ Mix of High-Tech and Community-Based Strategies. MPA News: 
International News and Analysis on Marine Protected Areas:1-4.
  Available on web at: http://www.racerocks.com/racerock/news/mpa14.pdf

Osborne, RW, Koski, KL, Tallmon, RE. Voluntary Marine Protected Areas and 
Adaptive Management in the San Juan Islands; 2001; Washington. (available at 

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Coud you please share your findings?


Julie Ekstrom

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Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:03:23 -0800
From: Cheryl Chen <cchen at coral.org>
Subject: [Coral-List] Request for studies
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Dear Coral-Listers,

I'm currently gathering some research together and was wondering if
anyone could help me out and maybe point me in some good directions.

I'm looking specifically for any case studies or success stories on
implementing voluntary standards in marine recreation (diving,
snorkeling, sportfishing, marine mammal viewing, etc) anywhere in the

Also I am looking for any economic valuation studies done on any of the
reefs in the mesoamerican barrier reef (Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala,
and Belize). I already have Reefs at Risk: Caribbean and Herman Cesar's
Collected Essays on the Economic of Coral Reefs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

All the best,

Cheryl Chen


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