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Montevideo, June 27th 2019 - 10:24 UTC

Tag: Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

  • Thursday, June 6th 2019 - 07:00 UTC

    Busiest day of the year for Antarctic Tour Operators as IAATO Ship Scheduler opens

    The IAATO Ship Scheduler is a database which sets limits on time, number of passengers allowed, and number of daily visits to visitor sites along Antarctic coast

    The Antarctic travel season may still be months away, but responsible Antarctic tour operators from across the globe experienced their busiest day of the year on Tuesday, June 5, as the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators’ (IAATO) Ship Scheduler opens.

  • Saturday, December 22nd 2018 - 07:01 UTC

    Marine Protected Areas controversy in the South Atlantic

    Falklands government said it “believes the designation of this area encroaches on our Fisheries Conservation Zone and steps are being taken to address the matter” (Pic FIG)

    In a brief communiqué released on Friday the Falkland Islands government takes note of a recent Argentine announcement indicating the creation of Marine Protected Areas to the south of the Budrwood Bank. The Falklands government said it “believes the designation of this area encroaches on our Fisheries Conservation Zone and steps are being taken to address the matter”.

  • Monday, October 15th 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    East Falkland, among most plastic contaminated shores in South Atlantic Islands

    The amount of plastic reaching the South Atlantic remote regions has increased at all levels, from the shore to the seafloor

    The amount of plastic washing up onto the shores of remote South Atlantic islands is ten times greater than it was a decade ago, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology. Scientists investigating plastics in seas surrounding the remote British Overseas Territories, including East Falkland, discovered they are invading these unique biologically-rich regions. This includes areas that are established or proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).