Marine Protection

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List of MPAs and the Levels of their Protection, and their Coverage in Entire MPAs

Taiwan’s Marine Protected Areas
Protection
Level
MPAs covered Area (km2) Coverage in Entire MPAs Coverage in territorial sea Remarks
No access or Impact 1. Dongsha Atoll National Park – Marine Ecology Protected Area 576.6053 1.8651% 0.8860%  
2. Kenting National Park – Marine Ecology – Marine Ecology Protected Area – Designated Scenic Area – Submarine Park 9.6600 0.0312% 0.0148%
3. Penghu Columnar Basalt Natural Reserve 1.9800 0.0064% 0.0030%
4. Xuhai Guanyinbi Natural Reserve 1.0500 0.0034% 0.0016%
5. Matsu Tern Refuge 0.6000 0.0019% 0.0009%
6.South Penghu Marine National Park – Marine Ecology Protected Area 0.7094 0.0023% 0.0011%
Sub-total 590.6047 1.9103% 0.9075%  
No take 1. Dongsha Atoll National Park—Designated Scenic Area 2,939.4000 9.51% 4.5168%  
2. Kenting National Park – Marine Recreation Area 1.3200 0.00% 0.0020%
3. Mianhua Islet and Huaping Islet Wildlife Refuges (Buffer Areas) 1.7600 0.0057% 0.0027%
4. Penghu Cat Islet Wildlife Refuge (Buffer Area)     0.0000%
5. Su’ao and Toucheng Fisheries Resources Conservation Areas in Yilan County; Shengang Mud Shrimp Breeding Conservation Area (core area), Shengang (2) Mud Shrimp Breeding Conservation Area (core area), and Wanggong Mud Shrimp Breeding Conservation Area (core area) in Changhua County; Liuqiu Fisheries Resources Conservation Area in Pingtung County; Fushan Fisheries Resources Conservation Area (core area) and Ludao Fisheries Resources Conservation Area in Taitung County (total 8 localities) 9.5000 0.0307% 0.0146%
Sub-total 2,951.9800 9.55% 4.54%  
Multiple use 1. Dongsha Atoll National Park – area of general restriction 0.0000 0.0000% 0.00%  
2. Kenting National Park – power plant general restriction area, and other general restriction area 141.0809 0.4563% 0.22%
3. Taijiang National Park –general restriction areas (1) and (2) 344.0500 1.1128% 0.53%
4. Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area – marine resources protection areas along the coast from Bitou Cape to Sandiao Cape 42.6300 0.1379% 0.07%
5. East Coast National Scenic Area –marine resources protection areas from Haishanping to Fanchuan Cape in Ludao 1.3200 0.0043% 0.00%
6. Keelung City Aquatic Plants and Animals Conservation Area, Gongliao and Wanli Aquatic Plants and Animals Conservation Areas in New Taipei City, Wanwa Venus Clam Breeding Conservation Area in Miaoli County (total 17 localities) 36.8600 0.1192% 0.06%
7. Areas closed for relevant fishing gears and fishing methods, and specific closed fishing areas 26,453.7400 85.5657% 40.65%
8. South Penghu National Park – Designated Scenic Area, recreation area and area of general restriction 354.0239 1.1451% 0.54%
Sub-total 27,373.7048 88.5414% 42.06%  
Total 30,916.2895 100.00% 47.51%  
NB. Area of Taiwan’s territorial sea is 65,076.96 km2 65,076.9600      

Statistics as of end June 2014

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