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© 2019 Ocean Governance in Archipelagic Regions. International Conference

PROGRAMME

DAY 4 . OCTOBER 10

Marine Protected Areas

09:00-09:05

Opening session - Marine Protected Areas (MPA): brief program overview and introduction to international case studies and speakers.

Main room

Filipe Porteiro, Regional Directorate for Maritime Affairs, Government of the Azores (Portugal)

 

09:10-09:25

Creating positive collaborations between fishers, MPA managers and researchers; Lessons learned from Mediterranean MPAs

Main room

Luca Santarossa , FishMPABlue2, Federparchi – Europarc (Italy)

 

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09:25-09:40

Assessing the ecological risk of deep sea habitats and communities to improve spatial management measures

Main room

Malcom Clark, NIWA (New Zealand)

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​09:40-09:55

Dynamic Ocean Management approaches: implications  for megafauna

Main room

Elliot Hazen, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)

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​09:55-10:30

Discussion session

Main room

Chair: Jorge Fontes  IMAR /Universidade dos Açores

Coffee break

10:45-11:05

The Azores Marine Protected Area Network: current state, vision, management plans, proposals and challenges.

Main room

Filipe Porteiro, Regional Directorate for Maritime Affairs, Government of the Azores (Portugal)

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11:15-15:30

Marine Protected Areas Working Groups
Parallel sessions on Rooms A, B and C

Open public participation sessions - Portuguese language (no translation available)

 

Working Group 9. Coastal Marine Protected Areas

Room A
WG leader: : Filipe Porteiro, Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs 

Participants: University, Fisheries sector, Tourism Operators, Administration

 

 

 

• MPAs as conservation/fisheries management tools

• Regional commitment to broaden the network of MPAs

(increase in number and size of no-take MPAs) 

 

 

 

11h15 – 12h00 - “Speed Talks” (5-7 MIN each)  

 

  • Filipe Porteiro, Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs – Regional Priorities and International Commitments

  • Pedro Afonso, IMAR/Azores University –  Key messages in coastal MPA network design;

  • Gualberto Rita, Regional  Fisheries Federation – Commercial Fisheries, Sustainability and MPAs

  • Andrea Botelho, CIBIO/Azores University - The role of coastal resources monitoring in defining and managing MPAs

  • João Freitas, Recreational Fisheries Association - Recreational Fisheries, Sustainability and MPAs

  • Tiago Castro, Maritime Tour Operators Association -Tourism, Sustainability and MPAs

 

12h00 – 13h00 – Discussion; open to public participation

Group facilitator: David Abecasis, University of Algarve – CCMAR (Portugal)

 

Lunch

 

14h00 – 15h30 – Working group dynamics to validate medium/long term regional objectives for the Azorean MPA network, stakeholder involvement and communication strategies

 

 

 

Working Group 10. Marine Protected Areas in the deep-sea

Room B
WG leader: Gilberto Carreira, Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs

Participants: University, Fisheries Associations, Tourism Operators, NGOs, Private sector, Public Administration

 

 

 

 • Objectives and scope of Deep-Sea MPAs; Most significant

impacts and threats at regional level

• Deep-sea conservation instruments and measures for the

protection of deep-sea;  vulnerable marine ecosystems/species

and intensively exploited stocks

 

 

 

11h15 – 12h00 - “Speed Talks” (5-7 MIN each)  

 

  • Gilberto Carreira, Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs – North Atlantic-wide international efforts to conserve Deep Sea ecosystems: Regional objectives and challenges

  • Telmo Morato, IMAR/Azores University –  Key messages in Deep sea MPA network design; recent mapping efforts

  • Jorge Gonçalves, Regional Fisheries Federation – Fisheries, Sustainability and MPAs

  • Ana Colaço, IMAR/Azores University –  Ecological and Biological Significant Areas (EBSAS); New challenges for Azores deep sea ecosystems                                                                  

  • Raul Bettencourt, Minho University - The deep sea biotechnological potential and conservation

  • Adriana Ressurreição, Algarve University/CCMAR- What does the public know about the deep sea? Results from an ocean literacy study in the Azores

 

12h00 – 13h00 – Discussion; open to public participation  

Group facilitator: Marina Carreiro Silva, IMAR/Universidade dos Açores

 

Lunch

 

14h00 – 15h30 – Working group dynamics to validate medium/long term regional objectives for the Azorean MPA network, stakeholder involvement and communication strategies.

 

 

 

Working Group 11. Megafauna Marine Protected Areas

Room C
WG leader: Inês Gomes, Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs

Participants: University, Fisheries Associations, Tourism Operators, NGOs, Private sector, Public Administration

 

 

 

MPAs as a management tool for Megafauna 

Scope of a regional Megafauna MPA

Available tools 

Eg: permanent/temporary areas, fisheries and shipping regulations, codes

of conduct ...

 

 

 

11h15 – 12h00 - “Speed Talks” (5-7 MIN each)  

 

  • Inês Gomes, Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs –International and Regional projects for Megafauna protection. Regional objectives and Challenges

  • IMAR/Azores University –  Knowledge and gaps in the distribution and movement of Megafauna in the Azores

  • Frederic Vandeperre MARE –  Minimizing marine megafauna bycatch in offshore fisheries

  • Fisheries Regulation and Offshore Marine Protected Areas in the context of the Common Fisheries Policy

  • José Nuno Pereira, Maritime Tour Operators Association - Tourism, Sustainability and MPAs

12h00 – 13h00 – Discussion; open to public participation  

Group facilitator: Mónica Silva, IMAR/Universidade dos Açores

 

Lunch

 

14h00 – 15h30 – Working group dynamics to validate medium/long term regional objectives for the Azorean MPA network, stakeholder involvement and communication strategies

 

​15:30-16:15

Conclusions from working groups 1 to 11

Main room

​16:15-16:30

Closing session 

Main room

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