Wednesday, March 18, 2015

hope: UK establishes new 322,000 square miles marine reserve in the pacific ocean

The UK is to establish the largest, continuous marine reserve in the world, around the Pitcairn Islands. The Pacific zone will cover 834,000 sq km (322,000 sq miles) - more than twice the land area of the British Isles. The intention is to protect the wealth of ocean life from illegal fishing activities. A satellite "watchroom" has been established to monitor vessel activity, and to gather the information needed to prosecute unauthorised trawling.

This is awesome news! Kudos to the Brits on this brilliant action to help conserve the wildlife of our oceans!

Other massive marine reserves that have been established and that are mentioned in the article:

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