Marine Protected Areas: An Overview

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This report identifies a number of issues related to establishing MPAs in the United States. It begins by defining the concept and administrative actions taken to provide spatial protection in marine areas. It then considers some of the key issues and potential benefits and costs of designating additional MPAs.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 6, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Upton, Harold F.

Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

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Buck, Eugene H.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 6, 2009
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United States
Description:

This report identifies a number of issues related to establishing MPAs in the United States. It begins by defining the concept and administrative actions taken to provide spatial protection in marine areas. It then considers some of the key issues and potential benefits and costs of designating additional MPAs.

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25 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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