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Marine Protected Areas: An Effective Tool For Ocean Conservation? Lecture by Dr. Sarah Lester

Lecture by Dr. Sarah Lester, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Florida State University. Ocean ecosystems around the world face a myriad of threats, prompting calls for better management and conservation. Marine protected areas (MPAs) - areas where fishing and other extractive activities are prohibited or limited - are one of the most commonly utilized marine conservation tools worldwide. Join us for an introduction to the science of MPAs: Do they work? Can they improve fishery catches outside of their borders? What level of protection is necessary? Are we likely to achieve global protection targets?


Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory, Auditorium

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