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  • Five key attributes can increase marine protected areas performance for small-scale fisheries management - more
  • Your evidence or mine? Systematic evaluation of reviews of marine protected area effectiveness - more
  • Defining marine protected areas: A response to Horta e Costa et al. - more
  • A regulation-based classification system for marine protected areas: A response to Dudley et al. - more
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  • Assesing interacting impacts of artisanal and recreational fisheries in a small Marine Protected Area (Portofino, NW Mediterranean Sea) - more
  • Meeting Aichi Target 11: Equity considerations in Marine Protected Areas design - more
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  • Solutions for ecosystem-level protection of ocean systems under climate change - more
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Your evidence or mine? Systematic evaluation of reviews of marine protected area effectiveness


Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a key component of global conservation strategies, but there is considerable uncertainty surrounding when and where reserves are most effective. Evidence reviews examining the effectiveness of MPAs are likely to directly influence decision-making and future research. However, reviews vary in scope and rigour, meaning decision-makers face the challenge of identifying appropriate reviews.

This study evaluates 27 reviews on MPA effectiveness with the stated intention of supporting decision-making by guiding non-specialists to the most reliable and relevant reviews. The authors found overlapping scope and variation in the reliability amongst reviews, which is noted to present a potentially important problem from the perspective of decision-makers seeking to make evidence-informed decisions.

The authors suggest that this study may also assist researchers in identifying and targeting key knowledge gaps for review or new data collection including (but not limited to) ensuring broader taxonomic coverage, consideration of a wider range of MPA characteristics and examination of more specific questions for which this study has identified evidence gaps.



Woodcock P, O'Leary BC, Kaiser MJ, Pullin AS (2016) Your evidence or mine? Systematic evaluation of reviews of marine protected area effectiveness. Fish and Fisheries DOI:10.1111/faf.12196