Sportfishing magazine reports that the Tortugas Ecological Reserve is working, 5 years after implementation. Fish are more numerous and bigger in areas closed to fishing.
The benefits are appearing fast, and in some surprising ways. Spawning aggregations are reappearing and the benefits seem likely to spread to nearby areas that can be fished.
Reports of success in the sportfishing press? Does that mean that future MPA proposals will meet with less resistence?