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Marine Protected Areas: Smoke and mirrors?

We’ve probably heard about Marine Protected Areas (MPA), areas where marine life is legally but not physically protected. What people mean by MPA’s can vary, it can be a nursery ground to allow fish to spawn, it can be a no take zone where… Continue Reading “Marine Protected Areas: Smoke and mirrors?”

New Zealand creates huge marine reserve

In a surprise move, the New Zealand government have announced the planned creation of the “Kermadec ocean sanctuary”, in the South Pacific. It will be 620,000 sq km in size and join onto an existing marine reserve around the Kermadec islands. This would make… Continue Reading “New Zealand creates huge marine reserve”

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