Welcome to MPA News

MPA News is the information service on planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). It serves the global MPA community with news, views, analysis, and tips gathered from experts around the world. Thousands of readers in more than 120 countries have come to rely on it.

The current edition of MPA News (Vol. 19, No. 5) is available here. To view back issues of MPA News, click here. Archived PDFs of select issues are available here, with some also available en español.

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For our live-blog of the Fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (4-8 September 2017), please click here.

If you are here to comment on "Debating the effectiveness of marine protected areas" in ICES Journal of Marine Science (2017), please click here.