In 2001, the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, a 518 km2 marine reserve located within Dry Tortugas National Park, was decreed. Establishing this reserve involved the collaboration and coordination of 25 institutions, which made it a long but solid process. Studies carried out eight years after the decree reveal an increase from 36% to 64% in the presence of commercial-sized pollock, that is, 40% more than what is found in areas of Dry Tortugas National Park that do not have absolute protection, and 70% more than what is located in the fishing zones. It is common to see fishers capturing along the border of the ecological reserve, clear evidence of the spillover effect.
Study United States Case – Dry Tortuga
Alianza Kanan Kay - February 2, 2022 - 0 comments