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Montevideo, June 18th 2019 - 17:37 UTC

Tag: marine protected areas

  • 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.

  • Monday, November 5th 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    CCAMLR fails to protect Southern Ocean

    Conservation is the principal objective of CCAMLR, ”yet it has consistently failed to fulfill its commitment to the protection of Antarctic marine living resources.”

    The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has again failed to take action to protect the Southern Ocean, with no progress made on the critical issues of marine protected areas, climate change, and transshipment.