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President Obama announces Pacific marine sanctuary Photo

President Obama announces Pacific marine sanctuary

The BBC reports that the President Obama has signed a memorandum to create the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Wetpixel wrote about the plan back in June, which is now signed into law. It bans “commercial fishing, deep-sea mining and other extraction of underwater resources” in an area 200 nautical miles (1.2 million sq. km) around seven scattered Pacific islands, atolls and reefs between Hawaii and American Samoa.

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U.S.A. announces expanded marine sanctuary Photo

U.S.A. announces expanded marine sanctuary

The BBC reports that U.S. President Obama has announced a plan to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument from 87,000 square miles to nearly 782,000 square miles. This single act would effectively double the world’s marine protected areas (MPA).

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