By Professor Ray Hilborn
The analysis presented in our Science paper shows that the
Much of the motivation for the MLPA was concern about the state of the groundfish stocks - there is clear evidence that these can be rebuilt without MPAs resulting from the MLPA that have only recently begun to be implemented. The benefits of the MPAs established under the MLPA will be primarily to have some areas of high abundance of species with limited mobility.
You can read the article, "Rebuilding Global Fisheries," on the new study released today at Science Magazine (subscription required).
Professor Ray Hilborn co-authored the study and hails from the