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Beyond marine paper parks? Regulation theory to assess and address environmental non-compliance. / Pieraccini, Margherita; Coppa, Stefania; de Lucia, G. A.

In: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Vol. 27, No. 1, 02.2017, p. 177-196.

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Pieraccini, M, Coppa, S & de Lucia, GA 2017, 'Beyond marine paper parks? Regulation theory to assess and address environmental non-compliance', Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 177-196. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2632

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Pieraccini, M., Coppa, S., & de Lucia, G. A. (2017). Beyond marine paper parks? Regulation theory to assess and address environmental non-compliance. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 27(1), 177-196. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2632

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Pieraccini M, Coppa S, de Lucia GA. Beyond marine paper parks? Regulation theory to assess and address environmental non-compliance. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 2017 Feb;27(1):177-196. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2632

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Pieraccini, Margherita ; Coppa, Stefania ; de Lucia, G. A. / Beyond marine paper parks? Regulation theory to assess and address environmental non-compliance. In: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 177-196.

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