The Science of Marine Reserves booklets
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Marine Conservation, Policy and Education

Ocean and coastal policy issues are becoming increasingly important throughout the world. Researchers at MSI are studying the sustainability of marine resources and applying their knowledge to inform stakeholders and policy makers on best practices for science-based management. Active areas of research include fisheries management, marine spatial planning, restoration, and methods for increasing science literacy with a goal towards promoting conservation and stewardship of our natural heritage for future generations. The Ocean and Coastal Policy Center (OCPC) seeks solutions to these and other is oriented toward problem-solving of significant coastal and ocean policy issues.