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Human System Connectivity: A Need for MPA Management Effectiveness

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Near the conclusion of the GCFI meeting and its special MPA symposium a workshop was convened to address the topic of Human system connectivity: a need for MPA management effectiveness. The title was inspired by the marine science sessions that examined facets of ecosystem connectivity. The social scientists, MPA managers, and marine ecologists present thought that our understanding of MPAs would be enhanced by a session in which the human system and its connectivity, both to the marine system and within itself, was prominent. This workshop was loosely linked to presentations in the session on Capacity Building and Community Involvement in MPA Implementation and Operation that was concerned mainly with the socio-economic aspects of MPAs.

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