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Obama creates largest protected marine area in Hawaii

Monday, August 29th 2016 - 04:27 UTC
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United States President Barack Obama will dramatically expand the Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii on Friday, the White House said, an action that will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean. Read full article

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  • DennisA

    This is not preserving it from development, it is preventing islanders from living of their local resources.

    Aug 29th, 2016 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Obama seems to be trying to compete with Chile in reducing access to resources:

    “Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the Americas”

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151005-desventuradas-islands-marine-protected-area-conservation-science/

    Small irony that the affected area includes the islands called “The Unfortunates.”

    The move has contributed to the Chilean's president having the lowest level of approval of any in their history: 15 percent and falling.

    Aug 29th, 2016 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    And why should this matter to an Argentine?

    Aug 29th, 2016 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @3 “And why should this matter to an Argentine?”

    Why don't you find an argentine and ask?

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    On the other hand, it was a topic brought up by MP.

    Aug 29th, 2016 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    The problem is that fishermen would sweep the seas clean at the same time as telling you that there are plenty of fish left. The most prolific fishing ground in the west Atlantic - the Grand Banks -are now devoid of fish.
    Closer to home, we have a marine protected area off Lamlash in Arran.
    Since its inception, marine life has recolonised the area and moved farther out into the Clyde. This will ultimately be of benefit to the fishing community.
    The same could also be said of other protected areas giving marine life a chance to restock the seas now being ravaged by commercial fishing.

    Aug 29th, 2016 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    The problem is that fishermen would sweep the seas clean at the same time as telling you that there are plenty of fish left. The most prolific fishing ground in the southwest Atlantic - the Caladero Malvinas - is now devoid of squid.
    Far from here, there is a marine protected area off Lamlash in Arran.
    Since its inception, marine life has recolonised the area and moved farther out into the Clyde. This will ultimately be of benefit to the fishing community.
    The same could also be said of other protected areas giving marine life a chance to restock the seas now being ravaged by commercial fishing.

    Aug 29th, 2016 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “The problem is that fishermen would sweep the seas clean...”

    In the absence of fisheries management, practiced by even Third World backwaters.

    The notion that the Falklands basin is “now devoid of squid” seems to be a deliberate invention quite at variance with the results of this year's catch reports.

    'La pesca de calamar recupera la normalidad “poco a poco” en el caladero de Malvinas '

    http://www.farodevigo.es/mar/2016/04/07/pesca-calamar-recupera-normalidad-caladero/1436694.html

    Aug 29th, 2016 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • V0ice

    Oh yes....you're the Yanqui, a boy yet a Yanqui.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    And let us not forget that it was Ms de Kirchner who promoted the Squid War and the over-fishing of the ilex squid in the Falklands basin in an ill-advised attempt to destroy the fisheries there.

    Article: “Argentina launches squid war against the Falkland Islands”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/9006653/Argentina-starts-squid-war-against-Falkland-Islands.html

    .....“likely to come as a blow to the Argentinian authorities. They had reportedly started a ”squid war“ against the Falklands two years ago, telling their fishermen in the south Atlantic to target catches of the local Illex squid before they reached the waters around the British territory. ”

    -- Article: “Argentina Loses Squid War”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/9006653/Argentina-starts-squid-war-against-Falkland-Islands.html

    I understand that the Kirchner programme was widely supported by the argie hillbillies around Chubut province.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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