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Conservation Win for Oculina Coral Reef
Conservation Win for Oculina Coral Reef

Marine Conservation Institute and allies successfully pushed NOAA Fisheries to block effort to trawl unique and irreplaceable reef habitat.

Blue Park Awards Announcement 2022

Just announced at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon: three new MPAs join the global network of Blue Parks.

Photo: Rick Miskiv/Coral Reef Image Bank

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Blue Park Awards. Submit your nomination by 1 September 2022 to ensure your nominee is considered!

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