28 Oct '16, 3pm

Worlds largest marine park established in Antarcticas Ross Sea

Worlds largest marine park established in Antarcticas Ross Sea

The negotiations did not come easily, as there were objections from nations who have a stake in Antarctic fishing industries. Russia’s opposition of the 50-year protection proposal threw a wrench in the operation and China’s fishing presence made the final deal difficult to broker. However, there are many, like Andrea Kavanagh, director of Antarctic and Southern Ocean work for the Pew Charitable Trusts , who are confident the protections will be renewed at the end of the expiration period. She said, “I’m positive that in 35 years, the conservation values that come out of the Ross Sea, the protections will be renewed. The world will be a different place in 35 years.”

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