Five techniques used for follow-up ecological monitoring in 11 pilot MPAs.
From June to August 2018 Ecomers Lab (University of Nice) and Conisma conducted the "ex post" ecological monitoring sampling campaign in the 11 MPAs of the FishMPABlue2 project where selected tools of the governance toolkit are being tested. This monitoring campaign follows on from the 2017 session, which constitutes the baseline situation for the pilot MPAs. Five techniques were used in an integrated way within and around the 11 pilot MPAs of the project - three for the underwater monitoring of fish stocks and habitats, one for the social survey and one for the estimation of the economic value of catches. Researchers are now assessing how beneficial the implementation of the tools has been so far.