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New Ross Sea Protected Area now World's Largest

The Ross Sea, a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica, was declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) on 28 October 2016. 
●    With this, there will be a blanket ban on commercial fishing across about three quarters of that area for 35 years.
●    It will be the world's largest marine protected area and covers 1.6 million square kilometers.
●    The agreement comes after years of negotiations brokered by the UN's Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.
●    Environmentalists have welcomed the move to protect the Earth's most pristine marine ecosystem.
●    The Ross Sea is a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica, between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land.


 

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