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A spatial prioritisation exercise for marine spatial planning implementation within the North-East MPA of the Maltese Islands

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The cumulative pressure/risk posed to both Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows and maerl beds by ongoing maritime activities as well as the cumulative user-user conflict within the NE MPA were quantified and mapped to serve as a decision-support tool for MPA managers implementing MSP provisions in the area.peer-reviewe

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