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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2012, Vol 12, Num, 5     (Pages: 533-534)

Way of Creating a New Marine Site of Nature Reserve Fund of Ukraine - “Small Phyllophora Field"

Eduard Kostylev 1 ,Feodor Tkachenko 1 ,Irina Tretiak 1

1 Ukrainian Scientific Centre for the Ecology of Sea, 89, Frantsuzky Blvd., Odessa 65009, Ukraine DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_2_45 Viewed : 4439 - Downloaded : 2607 There are two Phyllophora fields in the north-western part of Black Sea – the Large (in the center of this region) and the Small (in Karkinitsky Bay). These unique ecosystems are characterized by agarophyte red algae of genus Phyllophora (Phyllophora). All necessary work for establishing of the second Black Sea marine protected area by declaring the Small Phyllophora field in Karkinitsky Bay a “Site of nature reserve fund of Ukraine” is currently being carried. In this article we discuss the required legislation and management steps for the creation of this marine protected area. Keywords : Black Sea, Karkinitsky Bay, Small Phyllophora field, red algae, marine protected area, site of nature reserve fund of Ukraine