Much has been made of the economic returns on marine protection. The truth is that the economic return on marine protection varies. Some marine protected areas (MPAs) generate substantial economic value and others … well not so much. One thing is for certain – we could do a much better job of using MPAs to improve economic wellbeing.
This week, I am on the Soap Box at www.ecosystemcommons.org discussing the ways in which we could better use marine protected areas to achieve economic goals. Please go to http://ecosystemcommons.org/soapbox/Pendleton read more and/or comment.