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A Happy Feat for Antarctica

The Ross Sea Marine Protected Area will be the world's largest marine reserve.

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In late October, an international commission announced an unprecedented agreement more than six years in the making: the world’s largest marine protected area, more than twice the size of Texas, in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. It’s also the first major reserve in non-territorial waters outside the jurisdiction of any nation. Although some restricted research fishing will be allowed in about a quarter of the area, the agreement, beginning December 2017, prohibits the activity in more...
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