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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:27 pm

A tiny island nation that controls a vast area of the Pacific Ocean has announced it will ban all commercial fishing in a massive marine park that is the size of California.
Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati—a chain of islands about halfway between Hawaii and Fiji—announced Monday that commercial fishing will end in the country's Phoenix Islands Protected Area on January 1, 2015.
"We will also close the area around the southern Line Islands to commercial fishing to allow the area to recover," said Tong, who spoke at the Our Ocean conference hosted by the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. The southern Line Islands also will be closed to fishing by the beginning of next year.
The Phoenix Islands and the southern Line Islands represent some of the most pristine coral reef archipelagos in the Pacific, says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, who led the first underwater expedition to the five uninhabited southern Line Islands in 2009 as part of National Geographic's Pristine Seas project.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140616-kiribati-marine-park-commercial-fishing-ocean-protection/

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Post by nicko on Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:33 pm

Didge, I agree with that, greedy fishermen have destroyed fishing grounds all over the world.
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Post by gerber on Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:52 pm

Thank goodness Fish will be saved......................  Along with their fingers.  

Newsflash...............  Ocean full of happy fish now able to pick their noses in peace....

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:22 pm

Good for them!

Gerbs, you do make me laugh xxxx

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:16 am

gerber wrote:Thank goodness Fish will be saved......................  Along with their fingers.  

Newsflash...............  Ocean full of happy fish now able to pick their noses in peace....

It's about overfishing until we've destroyed the fish population, is it not?

If we take it all it will by definition be gone ... or am I just engaging in some sort of deluded lefty fantasy bullshit yet again?
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Post by nicko on Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:36 pm

Saw a program some time ago, men were cutting the fins off live sharks and just throwing them back in the sea, all to satisfy the tastes of the bloody Chinese.The Chinese must be the worlds worst in eating wildlife.
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