Palau International Coral Reef Center
Research and capacity building for MPA monitoring
Type Period Note:
Final Report, 10/1/2007 - 7/31/2009
"Fish and invertebrate monitoring were conducted for a period of 18 months. Preliminary analysis for fish data (see figures) shows that MPA does have an effect on fish abundance, however not significantly difference. Further analysis on fish size need to be conducted to determine whether reef closure has an effect on fish size. When each MPA and its control site are analyzed separately, there are MPA that has more fish than their control and vice versa. Careful analysis and review of information available for each site will help to determine why such a trend exist."
NOAA Grant Product: NA07NMF4630092