U.S. Designates Three More Large MPAs in the Pacific

On 6 January 2009 in his final month in office, President George W. Bush designated three vast new MPAs in U.S. waters in the Pacific Ocean. Encompassing a total area of roughly 505,000 km2, the three MPAs are: Marianas Trench Marine National Monument – in the...

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U.S. closes large, melting Arctic area to fishing On 5 February, the U.S. North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) designated a vast fishery closure in an area that until recent years was covered with ice and had never been actively fished before. Totaling...