The first Workshop for developing MPAs in the Domain 1 was held at Valparaiso, Chile, between 28 May and 1 June. At the workshop assisted delegates from 6 countries plus a number of NGOs and representatives from the fishing industry.
Main outcomes of the Workshop were: an agreement on sharing data layers for conducting the analysis; a concerted list of conservation objectives to be included in the analyses; a review of existing and missing data; a definition of the cost-layer to be included; a recommendation on the analysis and software to be used for aiding to identify priority areas for conservation. Examples of already defined conservation objects and data layers are presented.
During the discussions it was realized that some conservation objectives had a direct relationship with the feedback management strategy. Accordingly, these issues were derived to the WG-EMM for discussion.
Finally, the group decided on the coming steps for keep developing on the MPA.