23 Sep 2016

"Easy win" marine sanctuaries could undermine conservation

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 23 September 2016

An expert in marine sanctuaries is warning huge marine protected areas like the one planned by New Zealand's government around the Kermadec Islands could actually be undermining conservation efforts. There has been huge uptick in efforts to seal off parts of ocean to fishing and mineral extraction recently, but Dr Peter Jones, an expert in marine protected areas at University College London, says they are being focused on remote parts of the ocean where very little fishing and drilling actually happens.

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