South Africa Announces Plan for Large Offshore MPA

In May, the South African government announced its intent to designate a large, multiple-use MPA around the Prince Edward Islands – two islands in the sub-Antarctic Indian Ocean located roughly 1770 km southeast of mainland South Africa. The Prince Edward...

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Large areas on Mid-Atlantic Ridge closed to bottom fisheries In April the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) closed several areas along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to bottom fisheries. The new closures total 330,000 km2 and are intended to protect deep-sea...