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International coalition promotes network of Antarctica marine protected areas

Thursday, November 3rd 2011 - 00:11 UTC
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A new international coalition is working to set up a network of designated marine protected areas (MPA) and no-take marine reserves in the oceans surrounding Antarctica. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard2

    Implications for the Licences awarded by TFIs?

    The South Shetland Islands - 120Km N of the Antarctic Peninsular - may fall within the proposed designated marine protected areas (MPA) and no-take marine reserves. The SSIs are claimed by the UK since 1908 and have been part of the British Antarctic Territory since 1962. [They were subsequently also claimed by the governments of Chile (since 1940, as part of the Antártica Chilena Province) and by Argentina (since 1943, as part of Argentine Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego Province)].

    I imagine that the UK/BAT/TFI would be at ease with this ambitious conservation programme.

    Nov 03rd, 2011 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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