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More Than a Paper Park: Designing a Management Plan for Curaçao's Fish Reproduction Zones


This document provides a brief report of activities conducted as part of the final capstone project for submission to Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Master of Advanced Studies graduate degree program in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. The project: Designing a Marine Management Plan for Fish Reproduction Zones of Curaçao, Lesser Antilles, was completed with the support of the Waitt Institute, CARMABI Institute, and Curaçao’s Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature. It was drafted using successful previous management plans as a reference and was edited and finalized after site visits and stakeholder engagement. The Fish Reproduction Zone Management Plan will be submitted to the Ministry for consideration as well as submitted with this report for review and evaluation by the Capstone Advisory Committee.

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