Closing Time For Overfishing - Creating Pacific High Seas Marine Reserves

Publication - May 20, 2008
Three distinct high seas areas exist within the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), entirely bound by the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of surrounding island nations. These high seas enclaves, colloquially known as “donut holes” or “high seas pockets” have significant biological and ecological importance and face a number of threats, including overfishing and the potential extraction of seabed minerals in the future. Greenpeace is advocating that these areas be designated as fully-protected marine reserves.

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