The Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative (MedWet) welcomes the first edition of ‘Science for MPA management’, a new service from MedPAN to its members and partners that provides a scientific overview of a specific topic, presenting the most significant scientific works in a language accessible to all.
This new initiative completes the existing monthly scientific information watch that is published in MedPAN’s newsletter and on its website.
The purpose of these services is to help MPA managers keep abreast of the scientific activity taking place in the Mediterranean related to their work and build their capacity to better manage their MPAs and support policy making on a local, regional or national scale.
These services serve the 1st strategic axis of MedPAN’s 2013-2017 general strategy for the network and more specifically its scientific strategy 1st pilar to help improve management effectiveness at the individual MPA scale.
This first edition focuses on Artisanal Fisheries in the Mediterranean, a key topic for most MPA managers. It takes a look at the global and the Mediterranean context, the need to strengthen the profession in the Mediterranean and the implications for MPA managers.