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Damn. Antarctic Marine Sanctuary Proposal Fails to Pass

Damn. Antarctic Marine Sanctuary Proposal Fails to Pass

“It is a great shame that a decision was not reached, it was always going to be a big ask to get all 25 countries with varied fishing interests to agree,” said Prof Bryan C. Storey , Professor of Antarctic Studies and Director Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury. “However, there are many positives to come out of the discussions in that the US and NZ agreed on a combined MPA for the Ross Sea, and that an intercessional meeting will be held in July to advance the proposals. I get the impression that an MPA for the Ross Sea will happen, it is just a matter of time. This will not lead to a total ban on fishing in the Ross Sea but it is a step in the right direction.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/11/02/antarctic-marine-sanct...

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