28 Apr '12, 3pm

Oh goody: Chile announces massive new Easter Island marine protected area:

Chilean Government Announces Plan to Expand Marine Reserves Around Easter Island All Press Releases… April 20, 2012 Contact: Jessica Wiseman ( [email protected] | 2024671934) Washington DC - Today the Chilean Government announced its intention to expand the Salas y Gómez marine reserve and to create a smaller reserve in Hanga Roa Bay – the harbor right off the main town and capital of historic Easter Island. This new marine conservation plan for Easter Island is set to be established by the end of the year. The governmental also announced the plan to develop an assessment and status report of the main fisheries of Easter Island. Following an expedition in 2010 to Salas y Gómez Island, led by Oceana, National Geographic, and the Waitt Foundation, the Chilean President announced the creation of the original Salas y Gómez marine reserve. This no-take reserve protects 150,00...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/news-media/press-center/press-releas...

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