A sweeping new analysis published in Frontiers in Marine Science, identifies significant gaps in the country’s ocean protections - more, and better, MPAs are needed to meet conservation goals.
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The remnants of the only Oculina coral reef in the world, just off the coast of central Florida, have been protected for decades but now could be opened to rock shrimp trawling. Tell NOAA to keep destructive fishing out of this protected area.
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Less than 1% of the high seas are fully protected. Nations are coming back together this summer to negotiate a UN high seas treaty. This is an historic opportunity to conserve the high seas for generations to come and create a more equitable ocean for all humankind.
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Less than 3% of the ocean is effectively protected. We need to protect at least 30% of the ocean to safeguard marine biodiversity and build ocean resilience.
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