For the U.S., a New Challenge: Keeping Poachers Out of Newly Expanded Marine Reserve in the Pacific

For the U.S., a New Challenge: Keeping Poachers Out of Newly Expanded Marine Reserve in the Pacific

Read about the steps the US is taking to block poachers from the newly expanded marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean:

Gray reef sharks and red snappers swim over table coral on Kingman Reef, an area that has been protected as a national marine monument since 2009. That monument was expanded to additional waters this week. NEW YORK-The Obama administration’s creation of a vast protected area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, announced Thursday, raises the question of how to police such a large and remote body of water. The area to be protected is enormous: three times the size of California. And the protections are extensive, including bans on commercial fishing, dumping, and mining. Enforcing the fishing ban […]

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