• New Analysis Shows Eight Percent of U.S. Marine Waters Protected
”About a quarter of sites focus on sustainable production, such as those established to recover overfished stocks, protect species readily taken as bycatch, or preserve essential fish habitats, while the remaining approximately ten percent were established to conserve our nation's cultural heritage.
”U.S. sites are cataloged in the recently updated MPA Inventory, available online. Data in the updated MPA Inventory are available in tabular and spatial form, and can be viewed through the MPA Center's interactive MPA mapping tool.”