Marine Scientists: Show Your Support for Large No-Take Marine Reserves
Dear Fellow Marine Scientist,
Today, the health of the world's oceans is declining, increasing numbers of fish stocks are collapsing and global demands are growing. Less than one-half of one percent of the world's oceans are fully protected areas where all extractive activities are prohibited.
Global Ocean Legacy has prepared a Science Statement (PDF) that endorses the concept of designating large ocean reserves. Our goal is to demonstrate to policy makers that marine scientists around the world are supportive of bolder action to designate very large marine reserves that can serve as reference sites for research and as protected “arks” for diminishing populations of at-risk marine species.
Please join with other senior scientists and marine specialists (PDF) in endorsing this statement of support for large no-take marine reserves. Names of those who have signed in support can be found below.
Jay Nelson, Director
Daniel Pauly, Ph. D
Charles Sheppard, Ph. D
Terry Hughes, Ph. D
Larry Crowder, Ph. D
Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Ph. D