Thursday, 1 October 2015

Marine reserved planned for Kermadec Islands

Fishing and mining ban for 620,000sq km around Kermadecs to be in force by late 2016.
The waters around the Kermadec Islands to the north of New Zealand will become one of the largest ocean sanctuaries in the world.

The Kermadec Islands have had a marine reserve around them since 1990 but this decision will extend it from 12 nautical miles to the 200 nautical miles of New Zealand's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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