|Research partners||Centre de Recherches Océanographiques de Dakar, Institut Mauritanien de Recherches Océanographiques et des Pêches, CNRS/University of Montpellier 1&2/Ifremer/IRD (ECOLAG), Ifremer Nantes, Cemagref (Cestas), Agrocampus Rennes,, Centre d’économie et d’éthiq|
|Budget||4 341 K€|
|Year of labeling||2007|
|Year of co-financing||2007|
They play an important role in the conservation of biodiversity. Their scientific effectiveness for fishery purposes is yet to be demonstrated, the AMPHORE project aims:
- To define biological, ecological, economic and social indicators for the purposes of managing fishing within the ecosystem
- To test the true effectiveness of MPAs and evaluate economic activities and the benefits of ecosystem, trophodynamics, bio-economic multi-agent modelling
- To define the decision making processes which direct the creation of MPAs and to define regional policies based on the notion of a network of MPAs.
Calibration of indicators will be done by analysing historical data (two French estuaries) and benchmarking (6 African estuaries). The effectiveness of MPAs, the analysis of decision-making and governance mechanisms will be studied based on reserve size and age variables, located in France (3) Mauritania (1) and Senegal (1).