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Montevideo, July 24th 2024 - 09:19 UTC

Tag: Marine protection

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 09:16 UTC

    Uruguay to purchase brand new OPVs from Spanish shipyard

    The Spanish-built OPVs “will have the mission of recovering control of the maritime space,” García explained

    Uruguayan authorities Monday announced they had placed an order for the purchase of two brand-new Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV) from the Spanish shipyard Cardama for € 82 million, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, November 6th 2019 - 09:44 UTC

    CCAMLR fails to designate marine protection areas in East Antarctica, Pew regrets

    A UN report calls to protect more than 3.2 million square kilometers of Southern Ocean waters by designating three MPA proposals.

    The Pew Charitable Trusts expressed disappointment that for an eighth consecutive year, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) ended its annual meeting without designating marine protections in the waters off East Antarctica. Member governments also failed to reach consensus on the designation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula.

  • 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.