The Ocean

Why local trust and cooperation is vital when protecting global fisheries

Community support is vital to conservation efforts. Image: Flickr/Thomas Gorman

Anastasia Quintana

Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Barbara, Bren School for the Environment

Alfredo Giron-Nava

André Hoffmann Fellow, C4IR SF and Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions


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Puerto de Agua Verde had much more trust in the group behind the MPA effort so designed much more ecologically beneficial refugia than Punta Coyote. Image: The Conversation

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It can be hard for a fisher to see the lines that define a protected area. Image: Anastasia Quintana
Local fishers, though not able to fish in San Marcial, were able to see the benefits of the MPA directly. Image: Anastasia Quintana
Social and ecological feedback loops can strengthen or weaken marine protected areas. Image: Anastasia Quintana

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