table mountain national park MPA
"mountains in the sea"
Cape Town, Western Cape
Established in 1977
This 956 km2 MPA.
Safeguards threatened canyon habitat from trawling and mining (best option as less socio-economic cost than protecting canyon off Cape Point)
Important feeding area for whales and seabirds
Important for sustainability of small pelagic and hake fisheries
Ecotourism potential (e.g. whale watching)