Science Priority Areas on the high seas
Abstract:The establishment of Science Priority Areas (SPAs) on the high seas is proposed to avoid any disturbance particularly of long-term research activities. Such areas should become management units independent from Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). SPAs are consistent with the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention and should not be subordinated within the framework of The World Conservation Union's (IUCN) categories for MPAs. Scientists need to become stakeholders in their own interest and states should establish SPAs through international cooperation.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2007
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