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Keywords:

  • marine protected areas;
  • research protocol;
  • protection effect;
  • monitoring system

Abstract

  • 1.
    The importance of the application of science in designing, monitoring and managing a marine protected area (MPA) is stressed.
  • 2.
    ‘Sistema Afrodite’, the project to create a uniform knowledge base for the identification of a national system of Italian MPAs and to foster co-operation among scientists at national level and to set the foundations for a regional/Mediterranean network of MPAs, is described.

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