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Montevideo, June 27th 2019 - 10:56 UTC

Tag: Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

  • Friday, June 7th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    South Georgia Marine Protected Area enhancement, announced last December, comes into effect

    The enhanced measures include a large increase in the proportion of the 1.24 million km2 MPA within which all commercial fishing activity is prohibited

    Following an announcement in December 2018, a suite of enhancements to the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area (SGSSI-MPA) have now been signed into legislation by HM Commissioner Nigel Phillips CBE. The enhanced measures are designed to further conserve the rich biodiversity found within the ocean surrounding this sub-Antarctic UK overseas territory. The new measures build on the existing MPA designated in 2012 and are based on scientific evidence considered during the first 5-year review of the MPA.