MPA Benefits - In Numbers

pacaqts pacaqts at
Wed Mar 6 16:43:24 EST 2002

Dear Coral - List Members,

Though MPAs have a great many benefits with regards to observations ,
statements in a stack of MPA pubs, etc.  - where may I quickly find direct
research and studies references that "do the numbers?"  The politicians and
Gov. economic advisers simply say to us  'Yeah, well good & fine - talk is
talk - but show us the figures - where you can prove to us that fisheries
stocks are indeed enhanced by MPAs?"

I need case examples with those numbers and not just words, observations,
and perhaps institutional / academic 'whitewashing'.   An example of numbers
would be a historical record of past catch landings vs those after the MPA
establishment - with direct, verifiable correlation to the MPA of course.
Anyone comment on Apo?

Any assistance would be well appreciated here.

Many thanks,
Don Baker
Lankayan-Billean-Tegaipil MPA
Sabah, Malaysia

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