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Satellite surveillance of fishing vessel activity in the Ascension Island Exclusive Economic Zone and Marine Protected Area

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Designation of large expanses of the ocean as Marine Protected Area (MPA) is increasingly advocated and realised. The effectiveness of such MPAs, however, requires improvements to vessel monitoring and enforcement capability. In 2014 commercial fishing was excluded from the Ascension Island Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In 2015, through updated regulations, a licenced fishery re-opened in the northern half of the EEZ while the southern half remained closed. To assess compliance with these cl...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.marpol.2018.11.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Boluda, PT More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Marine Policy Journal website
Volume:
101
Pages:
39-50
Publication date:
2019-01-09
Acceptance date:
2018-11-02
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EISSN:
1872-9460
ISSN:
0308-597X
Pubs id:
pubs:959434
URN:
uri:dbeb57de-10a9-4407-8b0f-38a3e1ea8cfd
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uuid:dbeb57de-10a9-4407-8b0f-38a3e1ea8cfd
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pubs:959434

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