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Vol.9(6), pp. 158-166 , June 2017
ISSN: 2141-243X

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Marine protected area: Prospective tool for ecosystem-based fisheries management in Nigeria

Yetunde E. Agbeja
  • Yetunde E. Agbeja
  • Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
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 Received: 28 November 2016  Accepted: 22 April 2017  Published: 30 June 2017

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Ecosystem based approach rather than species based approach to management and conservation of marine recourses has been recognized as the sustainable way to tackle ecological complexities that apply to maintaining biodiversity. In this light Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has gained prominence worldwide as a laudable tool for ecosystem based marine conservation and fishery management. This paper examines MPAs and suggests guidance for establishing them in Nigeria, whilst highlighting its benefits to ecosystem-based approach to coastal and marine resource such as fisheries management in Nigeria.


Key words: Marine protected areas, fisheries conservation, ecosystem based management.

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APA Agbeja, Y. E. (2017). Marine protected area: Prospective tool for ecosystem-based fisheries management in Nigeria. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 9(6), 158-166.
Chicago Yetunde E. Agbeja. "Marine protected area: Prospective tool for ecosystem-based fisheries management in Nigeria." International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 9, no. 6 (2017): 158-166.
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