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Tag: Ascension Island marine reserve 2017

  • Tuesday, January 5th 2016 - 08:12 UTC

    Ascension Island to become a marine reserve as big as the UK, in 2017

    “Ascension has been at the frontiers of science since Charles Darwin went there in the 19th Century,” said Charles Clover, chairman of the Blue Marine Foundation

    The British Overseas Territory of Ascension Island is set to become a marine reserve almost as big as the UK, the British government has announced. Using a £300,000 grant from the Bacon Foundation, the UK government will close 52.6% of the south Atlantic island's waters to fishing. In the rest of the waters there will be a monitored tuna fishery.