[MARMAM] MPA recommendations
Martina Duras Gomercic
martina.duras at vz.htnet.hr
Tue May 20 01:24:01 PDT 2008
Dear list members,
since 1995 marine mammals are under legislative protection in the
Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea (32.000 square kilometers), i.e. it is
forbidden to intentionally catch, keep, kill and disturb marine mammals
as well as intentionally damage and destroy regions where they reproduce.
In 2006 Croatia declared the establishment of a marine protected area
(MPA), totaling 523 square kilometers, with a primary goal of marine
conservation dedicated specifically for the protection of the bottlenose
dolphin. At the moment this MPA is still under preventive protection.
To clarify the recommendations proposed for this MPA we would appreciate
if you could inform us if there is any publication (other than Hoyt, E.
2005. Marine protected areas for whales, dolphins and porpoises: a world
handbook for cetacean habitat conservation) or website (other than
http://www.cetaceanhabitat.org/launch_intro.html) with a list of
legislative restrictions in any particular MPA worldwide concerning:
2. marine traffic
4. marine aquaculture
5. coastal activity.
Thank you for your help. Please send your answers to: hrvoje.gomercic at vef.hr
Prof. dr. Hrvoje Gomercic
Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb
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