US Backs Plans On An Antarctic Marine Sanctuary Amid Fishing Ban

PhysOrg2013-03-19: The United States and New Zealand have drawn up a proposal for a marine sanctuary covering 1.6 million square kilometers (640,000 square miles) of the Ross Sea, which would be the world’s largest reserve. Nations led by Australia, France and the European Union also want to protect 1.9 million square kilometers of critical coastal area in the East Antarctic. But the proposals were blocked when talks in November at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)—comprising 24 countries and the… more »

 

Striped black and white fishes swim near a hard coral.Photo: Creative Commons

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