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Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

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Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

Source: The Guardian/Lenore Taylor - February 8, 2016

Australia’s leading marine scientists are appealing to the federal government to reject a review expected to recommend a significant reduction in the size of ocean more…

New Marine Reserve Created Around Ascension Island

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New Marine Reserve Created Around Ascension Island

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - January 11, 2016

The government is to create a marine reserve almost as big as the UK in the Atlantic waters of Ascension Island.
Just over half of more…

U.S. and Cuba Cooperate on Conservation and Management of Marine Protected Areas

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U.S. and Cuba Cooperate on Conservation and Management of Marine Protected Areas

Source: NOAA/Ciaran Clayton - November 19, 2015

This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cuba’s Ministry of more…

2015 Set New Record for Protecting the Planet, But Nobody Noticed

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2015 Set New Record for Protecting the Planet, But Nobody Noticed

Source: Washington Post/Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin - October 26, 2015

The Pacific island nation of Palau announced Thursday that it is designating a 193,000-square-mile fully protected marine reserve that would be the sixth largest such area in the world more…

Palau Lawmakers Approve National Marine Sanctuary Act

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Palau Lawmakers Approve National Marine Sanctuary Act

Source: AP/Elaine Kurtenbach - October 22, 2015

Lawmakers in the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau passed a law Thursday to make almost all its coastal waters a marine sanctuary in the latest move more…

New Zealand Announces Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, One of the Largest in the World

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New Zealand Announces Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, One of the Largest in the World

Source: Stuff.co.nz/Tracy Watkins - September 29, 2015

A vast stretch of New Zealand's exclusive economic zone is being turned into an ocean sanctuary in a landmark deal to preserve one of the more…

Protecting The Ocean From Ourselves

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Protecting The Ocean From Ourselves

Source: Huffington Post/Belinda Waymouth - September 7, 2015

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) -- the national parks of the seas -- are being designated all over the globe. Which is fantastic news. Who doesn't more…

Expanding Marine Protected Areas Could Boost World Economy by $900B

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Expanding Marine Protected Areas Could Boost World Economy by $900B

Source: AFP - June 4, 2015

Lisbon (AFP) - More than $920 billion could be generated by 2050 and 180,000 jobs created by expanding the ocean's protected zones, according to a more…

TMP Interview with MPA News

TMP Interview with MPA News

Source: MPA News - August 11, 2014

NGO aims to build "voice" for high seas, including support for MPAs and a UN Sustainable Development Goal

The TerraMar Project, a US-based NGO, is more…

Arran Community Celebrates New MPA

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Arran Community Celebrates New MPA

Author: David Freeman - August 11, 2014

Arran is an island about fifteen miles off the west coast of Scotland. It has been popular with tourists for over a hundred years and more…

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