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Editors: Floyd B. Mayr
Book Description:
This book explores the increasing impacts on the world's oceans from coastal and offshore development, overfishing, a changing climate, natural events, and other sources that are straining the health of marine ecosystems and the Great lakes. Impacts to these intricately balanced environments include declining fish populations, degradation of coral reefs and other vital habitats, threats to rare or endangered species, and loss of artifacts and resources that represent the diverse cultural heritage of the United States. In the United States and around the world, marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly recognized as an important and promising management tool for mitigating or buffering some of these impacts. This book examines the use of MPAs as a way to restore and maintain healthy marine and Great Lakes environments by contributing to the overall protection of critical marine habitats and resources.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1: Marine Protected Areas: An Overview (pp. 1-24)
(Harold F. Upton and Eugene H. Buck)

Chapter 2: Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): Federal Legal Authority (pp. 25-50)
(Adam Vann)

Chapter 3. Framework for the National System of Marine Protected Areas of the United States of America (pp. 51-132)
(National Marine Protected Areas Center)

Index (pp. 135-143)

   Series:
      Oceanography and Ocean Engineering
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: pp.143
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-549-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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