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Toward a national system of marine protected areas [electronic resource] : a report by the MPA Federal Advisory Committee recommendations from 2006-2007
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    Report by the MPA Federal Advisory Committee recommendations from 2006-2007
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    1. Introduction -- 2. Marine protected areas: fundamental tools for ecosystem-based management -- 3. Management criteria, priority objectives, and categories for the National System of Marine Protected Areas -- 4. Process for determining which existing MPA sites will constitute the initial National System of MPAs -- 5. Developing plans for effective MPA management: a model -- 6. Incentives for participation in the National System of Marine Protected Areas -- 7. Regional approaches to planning and coordination of marine protected areas -- Appendix: Executive Order 13158 on Marine Protected Areas.

    Second set of recommendations of the MPA Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) to the Secretaries of Commerce and the Interior, representing its work from April 2006 to October 2007. Recommendations address the relationship between MPAs and ecosystem approaches to ocean management being developed by NOAA and other agencies; questions posed by the National MPA Center regarding the process for developing a National System of MPAs; a process for filtering over 1,600 existing Marine Managed Areas in the U.S. to a set of eligible MPAs; an ideal management plan for MPAs; why the managers of MPAs or MPA systems would want to join the National System of MPAs; guidance regarding cooperative regional management of MPAs; and related issues. The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee was established in 2003 under Executive Order 13158, and comprises 30 federally appointed marine stakeholders from a broad variety of ocean interests.

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