The ongoing results of FishMPABlue2

Recently published articles

Collaborative activities can have a positive influence on stakeholders' perceptions of the socioecological effectiveness of MPAs, and can increase support for MPAs. This, in a nutshell, is the basis of the latest paper published by the FishMPABlue2 team: Improving marine protected area governance through collaboration and co-production. Here are the highlights:

  • We present a collaborative conservation initiative spanning 11 MPAs in 6 countries.
  • We administered structured surveys to MPA managers and small-scale fishers.
  • Interventions tested were relatively feasible, effective and cost-effective.
  • Small-scale fishers reported positive perceptions of the interventions.
  • Perceived effects were maximized in certain institutional, local, individual conditions.


The FishMPABlue 2 project has also recently published
Social equity and marine protected areas: Perceptions of small-scale fishermen in the Mediterranean Sea
and Local support for conservation is associated with perceptions of good governance, social impacts, and ecological effectiveness.

A fourth article, regarding work on a global scale which includes data collected by the FishMPABlue 2 project, is soon to be published. Still other articles are under review or in preparation, guaranteeing that in the coming months the results of the FishMPABlue 2 project will continue to make waves.