EU-FP6 Funded Marine Project Reports

FP6 PROTECT

Marine Protected areas as a tool for ecosystem conservation and fisheries management

Status: Completed (June 2008)
Coordinator: Danish Institute for Fisheries Research - DIFRES (now DTU Aqua)


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PROTECT sought to provide European policy-makers with improved tools for the identification, design and management of MPAs. It brought together the collective expertise of 17 leading European marine research institutes which:

  • Evaluated the potential of MPAs as a tool to protect sensitive species and habitats against the effect of fishing
  • Developed scientific methods and information products to design and evaluate the effect of MPAs
  • Co-operated with other EU-funded projects, such as EMPAFISH
  • Organised a series of thematic workshops and compiled reports that drew from experience and lessons learnt from specific case studies​

​Since January 2008, the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research DIFRES has changed its name to DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources.​​​​​
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