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This file has a .pdf extensionProposal for Ross Sea MPA
Author(s): COMMISSION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ANTARCTIC MARINE LIVING RESOURCES

The delegations of New Zealand and the United States propose the establishment by the Commission
for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources􀀃(Commission or CCAMLR) of a marine
protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region (“Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area”). In
recognition of the exceptional ecological value and scientific importance of the Ross Sea Region, our
delegations propose to establish this MPA to conserve living marine resources; maintain ecosystem
structure and function; protect vital ecosystem processes and areas of ecological significance; and
establish reference areas that will promote scientific research. This proposal is consistent with
Conservation Measure 91-04 (2011) and the scientific conclusions and processes, reviewed by the
Scientific Committee, from which the United States and New Zealand developed their original MPA
scenarios for the Ross Sea Region. This proposal was last submitted to CCAMLR as CCAMLRXXXI/
16 Rev. 1 on October 29, 2012, during the 31st Meeting of the Commission. Except where noted
in strikethrough/bold, the text of the proposed Conservation Measure is the same as that submitted on
October 29, 2012. The delegations of New Zealand and the United States appreciate the many
comments received from other Members on proposals for a Ross Sea Region MPA, including at
CCAMLR XXX, XXXI and intersessionally. We look forward to working together with Members in
Bremerhaven to achieve consensus to establish this MPA.

Added to archive on 07/07/2013 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity International | MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International | Ross Sea | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |

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This file has a .pdf extensionNetwork Design Guidelines
Author(s): Vince Kerr

A practical guide and checklist summarized from marine reserve literature intended to help people who are involved in the process of designing a network of highly protected areas as part of a marine protection network. 

Added to archive on 09/21/2010 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |

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This file has a .pdf extensionVictoria’s System of Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries: Draft Management Strategy
Author(s): Parks Victoria

The purpose of this draft Strategy is to provide strategic guidance to Parks Victoria’s marine national parks managers, planners and researchers, and to inform the wider community. It draws together international best practice principles and guidelines for the management of highly protected marine national parks and ecologically sustainable uses of the marine environment. In June 2002, Victoria was the first jurisdiction in the world to proclaim an entire system of highly protected marine national parks at the same time. This draft Strategy represents Parks Victoria’s approach to managing this system. It sets out a consistent, statewide framework for the management of all marine national parks and marine sanctuaries, and seeks to ensure that management objectives and strategies are developed to realise the benefits to marine conservation, and meet public expectations.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies |

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This file has a .pdf extensionNingaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters): Draft Management Plan
Author(s): Environment Australia

This is the draft second Management Plan for Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters). This draft has been prepared in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and provides for the protection and conservation of the Marine Park. It sets out the legislative framework and strategic objectives for Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters). It describes the natural, social and cultural values and the existing uses of the Commonwealth waters of Ningaloo Marine Park. It analyses the major pressures on the values of the Marine Park and sets out the management goals and strategies for the Marine Park’s Commonwealth waters.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies |

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This file has a .pdf extensionLord Howe Island Marine Park Proposal
Author(s): Environment Australia

This document outlines the Commonwealth Government’s proposal for a marine protected area to be declared under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975 (the Act) in Commonwealth waters surrounding Lord Howe Island and Ball’s Pyramid. As part of this proposal, Environment Australia is seeking the active involvement of the Lord Howe Island Board, the local community and other stakeholders in all aspects of the declaration process and subsequent planning and management of the area. The document canvasses the objectives of the proposed marine protected area, potential boundary options, the conservation value of the proposal, proposals for management options, other issues arising from the proposal and the legislative process that will be followed.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMarine Reserves Technical Document: A Scoping Document for the Gulf of Mexico
Author(s): Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is considering using marine reserves as a fisheries management tool in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Since marine reserves have not been used in this region and may be unfamiliar to those interested in Gulf of Mexico fisheries, this document is designed to provide relevant information to the Council and to the public, to introduce the concept of marine reserves, and to solicit public feedback. This document contains no specific proposals to establish marine reserves.  The concept of no-take marine reserves is introduced and the science around the effects of marine reserves of fisheires is examined.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies |

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This file has a .pdf extensionInformation Sheet: Do No-Take Areas Work?
Author(s): Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is implementing the Representative Areas Program to help ensure better protection of the Marine Park’s biodiversity. This involves a review of the existing zoning throughout the Marine Park. This information sheet is part of a package of materials that help explain various technical elements of the Representative Areas Program and the zoning review. It is a brief outline of the scientific knowledge on the effects and benefits of no-take areas as methods for marine conservation.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies |

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This file has a .pdf extensionProtecting Biodiversity: An Overview of the GBRMPA Representative Program
Author(s): Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is working on a Representative Areas Program to enhance protection of the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). This Program is part of Australia’s national Representative Areas Program and builds on previous work conducted at the Authority and with stakeholders
from 1996 to 1998. This document outlines the significant and unique qualities of the GBRWHA and the importance of maintaining the biological diversity it contains. The steps involved with the Representative Areas Program are described. Answers to some commonly asked questions are also included. Most importantly this document outlines an approach to ensuring that views are heard in regard to the planning of representative areas—areas important for all our futures.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies |

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This file has a .pdf extensionManagement Plan for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Galapagos Marine Reserve
Author(s): Galapagos National Park

This is a revision to the 1992 Management Plan. It is a result of 15 months of work by the Central Group, involving a large number of meetings, workshops and fishing summits, finally culminating in a high degree of consensus and co-operation over the management of the marine reserve. The plan covers the aims and objectives of the plan, the legal framework of the management of the reserve, the management principles for the reserve, a description of the uses of the reserve area, an overview of the marine reserve administration and management, the zoning of the reserve, the regulations for the reserve and the different programs in place.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMarine Reserves Have Rapid and Lasting Effects
Author(s): Benjamin S Halpern and Robert R Warner

This report reviews 112 independent measurements of 80 reserves to assess how marine reserves actually affect the area they are intended to protect. The authors submit that their study shows that the higher average values of density, biomass, average organism size, and diversity inside reserves (relative to controls) reach mean levels within a short (1–3 y) period of time and that the values are subsequently consistent across reserves of all ages (up to 40 y). Therefore, biological responses inside marine reserves appear to develop quickly and last through time. They conclude that this result should facilitate use of marine reserves in the management of marine resources.

Added to archive on 06/25/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Systems and Case Studies | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring International |

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