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For years conservation of parts of the world ocean single was considered insignificantfor the vast area of the ocean. Gradually it became obvious that oceans are exposed to impacts other than in the open area. The coastal area development, construction of navigation channels, little controlled fishing and unorganized tourism – these are forms of local human activities that negatively impact marine environment.

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are developed in order to reduce such impacts. Today there are more than 3000 marine protected areas in the world. Human activities are limited and carefully regulated in these areas. Scientific researchis conducted in protected areas biological stations.

For years conservation of parts of the world ocean single was considered insignificantfor the vast area of the ocean. Gradually it became obvious that oceans are exposed to impacts other than in the open area. The coastal area development, construction of navigation channels, little controlled fishing and unorganized tourism – these are forms of local human activities that negatively impact marine environment.

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are developed in order to reduce such impacts. Today there are more than 3000 marine protected areas in the world. Human activities are limited and carefully regulated in these areas. Scientific researchis conducted in protected areas biological stations.