“Welcome to the promising, confusing, and maddening world of marine reserves.”
The Unfulfilled Promise of the World’s Marine Protected Areas by Bruce Barcott: Yale Environment 360
A good overview by Bruce Barcott: Yale Environment 360; better science than is widely acknowledged, more fear than is warranted given the small fraction of existing MPAs ~1% globally, and of course ever dwindling populations of marine life. For example, if you missed it, nearly half of the world’s seabirds are in decline – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17302442
So what gives ?