A new analysis from the University of Washington’s Sustainable Fisheries Lab challenges a study claiming that the largest marine protected area (MPA) in the U.S., caused a “spillover effect” in yellowfin tuna. The review aligns with the view that marine protected areas may not effectively increase large-scale populations outside their boundaries. Instead, they often result in the displacement of fishing pressure, leading to intensified fishing activities outside the protected areas.
Hilborn lab finds counterevidence to study claiming MPAs have “spillover” effect
31 Mar, 2023